August, 30, 2006
In recent years, the Flyers have been big players in the summer marketplace. Last summer, for example, the Flyers signed Peter Forsberg, Derian Hatcher and Mike Rathje, and dealt away Jeremy Roenick. This offseason, however, things have been relatively quiet in Flyerland. The most compelling news for Flyers fans has been medical updates. Fourteen players had some kind of surgery after a bruising 2005-06 campaign. Management is hoping to have just about everyone ready for training camp. Forsberg, recovering from surgery on his right ankle, might be a week or so behind his teammates.