The Philadelphia Flyers’ roster has a lot of question marks heading into the upcoming season.
But after two straight seasons of being among the NHL’s top-scoring teams, the Flyers will finally get a real shot at making the playoffs this season.
The Flyers have played well in recent weeks, with the team hitting the 5-1 mark on the season and holding a six-game lead over the Nashville Predators for the best record in the NHL.
That’s an impressive feat, but there are still plenty of questions to be answered.
One of those questions is the future of forward Burt Seidenberg.
The 31-year-old, who has been out of the lineup for the past few weeks due to a concussion, will be out of a contract at the end of the season.
Seidenberg has been a huge piece for the Flyers since he was drafted by the team in the second round in 2007.
He was a top-six forward for many years before that, and his scoring numbers dropped off drastically in his prime, as he never had a 50-goal season.
In 2012-13, he averaged 16 goals per season, but he only scored 31 points in 80 games.
The year before that he scored 26 goals in 81 games, but only managed to finish second to teammate Shayne Gostisbehere.
In 2014-15, Seidenburg was a big piece for his new team.
He scored 21 goals in 77 games, and finished second to Gosti in scoring.
The following year, he again averaged 19 goals in 76 games, then scored only 13 points in the final 80 games of the year.
Seidberg is a player that’s likely to command a huge contract at some point, and a contract extension seems like a good idea for him to stay healthy.
The Flyers could be able to find a contract for Seidenburger that would pay him in the $3 million to $4 million range, but it would be nice to get something in the range of $3.5 million or so.
For a player of his ability, Seidberg would be a big hit with the Flyers.
The team needs him on the ice to provide scoring and an offensive spark, and he has a very good skill set.
The question is if they can get him a little cheaper than that, which is not something they seem to be able afford.