Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flyers re-sign forward Darroll Powe

To win a Stanley Cup, you need role players. According to, the Flyers have brought back one of their role players, signing restricted free agent Darroll Powe to a one year deal worth $725,000. The contract will give him a slight raise over the $550,000 he made last season and will once again allow him to be a restricted free agent when it expires.

While Powe will never put up big offensive numbers, he is a solid 4th line forward who can kill penalties. Given that Blair Betts is likely to miss the first part of the season as he recovers from surgery, the Flyers will need a guy like Powe in the lineup. When Betts comes back, look for Powe to rotate being scratched with guys like Dan Carcillo and Jody Shelley.

In all, this is a solid signing for the Flyers because it gets them one step closer to getting rid of Riley Cote. As the team currently stands, they only have around $300,000 in cap space but once Cote is cut or sent to the minors, the Flyers will have close to $900,000 to work with.

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