Uncertain Futures in Philly Ahead for 4 Flyers Following 2020-21 Season

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

At the end of the 2020-21 season, a total of eight Flyers players will be up for new contracts. Of these eight players, four are unrestricted free agents and four are restricted free agents. It can be safely assumed that RFAs Carter Hart, Travis Sanheim and Sam Morin will be offered extensions with the Flyers, and UFA Erik Gustafsson's fate will be determined after his first season with the team, though the current thought is that he will be on his way back into free agency in a year.

The remaining four players have a hazier future in Philadelphia.

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Ivan Provorov Should Be On NHL's Top 20 Defensemen List

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

Let’s make one thing clear — it's too early to pronounce Ivan Provorov as a sure-fire Hall-of-Famer.

That being said, it does need to be understood that Provorov was one of the top NHL defensemen during the 2019-20 season. The statistics show this.

For those who appreciate the fact that a player’s quality can’t be defined solely by numbers, his performance on the ice backs this up as well. He’s not the absolutely indisputable best defensemen in the league, but he certainly didn’t deserve to be omitted from the NHL’s list of the top 20 defensemen for the 2019-20 season. So why was he left out?

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