The Philadelphia Flyers Sign Ruslan Fedotenko and Bruno Gervais

By Johnny Machurek

After losing out in the Ryan Suter and Zach Parise the Philadelphia Flyers like every other team set their sights somewhere else.

The Flyers have brought back Ruslan Fedotenko who started his NHL career in the City of Brotherly Love.  He was apart of the Flyers organization from 1999 – 2002.  GM Paul Holmgren said, “Ruslan is a good two-way forward that can play either wing and will bring experience and depth to our forward group.”

Fedotenko signed a one-year deal for $1.75 million, bringing back one of the coolest names in Flyers history.  My personal favorite was Branko Radivojevic.

The last two-season Fedotenko has averaged 22.5 points, but before that was a perennial 30-point guy.  He will offer a solid contribution and will help the Flyers from likely a third-line spot.

Bruno Gervais is the other signing for the Flyers.  Do not get discouraged with this signing at all.  The Philadelphia Flyers already have a solid blue line with Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Meszaros, Nicklas Grossmann, Luke Schenn, and Braydon Coburn.

Matt Carle was not worth the contract he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, nor was the contract that Suter signed with the Minnesota Wild.  The Flyers have cap room for once and next year looks like it could be a great year for free agents, so they did not need to blow their money this year.

Max Talbot has played with both these guys and is excited for the chance to play with them again.


Happy Birthday to John LeClair who turns 43 today.

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