This is from Fat Frank as he is known to some - take it for it's worth
Staring down the prospect of the team's first early summer since 2007, the Philadelphia Flyers may be looking to upgrade on the blue line in hopes of making up the current seven point gap between 14th and eighth in the East.
Philadelphia Daily News reporter Frank Seravelli reports that the Flyers' brass was recently spotted in Minnesota. GM Paul Holmgren and director of hockey operations Chris Pryor were spotted in the Land of 10,000 Lakes scouting not only the NCAA but the Wild's recent tilt against the San Jose Sharks.
The Sharks have already moved Douglas Murray and rumours persist that Dan Boyle could be moved, but Seravelli believes the object of the Flyers' affection is six-foot-five defender Brent Burns.
Burns would be a longer commitment than Boyle by virtue of his four remaining years at $5 million-plus and Seravelli sees him as a perfect fit for a Philly reclamation project.
Could the Flyers have interest in Jamie McBain? PHILLY.COM: Frank Seravalli reports the Flyers are among the clubs rumored in the mix for San Jose’s Ryane Clowe. “The Canucks, Rangers, Canadiens, Wild and Bruins” are also believed tracking Clowe. There was talk of the Flyers parting with Sean Couturier for Clowe, but that was swiftly denied. Sam Carchidi, meanwhile, reports the Flyers have had exploratory talks with the Sharks about Clowe, and the Dallas Stars about former Flyer Jaromir Jagr. They also had interest in Jay Bouwmeester prior to his trade to the Blues. Carolina’s Jamie McBain is a blueliner the Flyers could pursue.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Paul Holmgren gives up Couturier for Clowe, he should be fired at once. But of course, he’s not going to do something that dumb. I don’t believe Couturier’s available. I could see the Flyers trying to bring back Jagr, and wouldn’t be surprised if they make a pitch for McBain.
it would be awfully tough for the Flyers to take on that kind of salary in Vanek and Myers, would be nice if it could happen though. at this point I would be happy if they could land Ben Bishop, McBain, and a 4th. line center who can kill penalties