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Flyers can get it right second time around

Originally Published: January 5, 2005
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

It's Christmas in August for Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock and hockey fanatics in Philly.

Fourteen years after drafting him with the sixth overall pick, Peter Forsberg is finally going to suit up for the Flyers. GM Bob Clarke, seemingly intent on ending a near 30-year Stanley Cup drought, plucked Forsberg off the free-agent list with a two-year, $11.5 million deal.

The signing temporarily bumps the Flyers over the salary cap. According to league sources, the club likely will remedy that ...

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