Monday, June 25, 2018

Pool Worthy RFAs Not Qualified (Jun 25)

The Philadelphia Flyers are letting goaltender Petr Mrazek head to market, as they did not qualify him as a restricted free agent by Monday's deadline.  Mrazek was brought in by the Flyers at the trade deadline, when the team was running into some serious injury troubles in their crease and Mrazek got them through a jam and helped them into the playoffs, where he saw no love, upon the return of Brian Elliott and eventually, Michal Neuvirth.

Mrazek ranked 36th among all goalies in hockey pool goalies, finishing the 2018 season with 14 wins and 36 points in 39 appearances between Detroit and Philadelphia.  He should be able to find some work out there on the open market, but a starting job might still be hard to come by.

The San Jose Sharks also didn't qualify a pool worthy RFA on Monday's deadline, letting defenseman Dylan Demelo head to market after a pretty decent season in the tank. Demelo had 20 assists in 63 games, ranking 99th among all defensemen in scoring.  The Sharks are planning to make a big splash on July 1st, if you listen to all the pundits out there, so they can't be bogged down by the fringe scoring players, who are looking for big raises... which is only my guess.

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