Feb 242011

Could the Flyers trade for Adam Foote

By Justin Adkins:

The Daily News’ Frank Seravalli is reporting that the Flyers could be interested in Colorado Avalanche captain Adam Foote.

Seravalli cites two sources -– one an agent that represents multiple big-name players, the other a league executive – who claim that Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has reached out to Avalanche general manager Greg Sherman about swinging a deal for Foote.

The veteran Foote is 39 and has battled injuries the past few seasons, but his skills and leadership would compliment well a Flyers team poised to do great things in the playoffs.

Foote is owed a little more than 240k the rest of the season, the remainder of his existing one-year contract.  So while the Flyers push against the salary cap, that number is manageable.  And with Colorado likely out of the playoff picture and Foote set to become a free agent, his price tag should be manageable as well, especially with Nik Zherdev’s $2 million cap hit now off the books.

Foote is a 17 year NHL veteran, having spent 15 seasons with Colorado/Quebec.  He has 8 assists in 41 games with the Avalanche this season, averaging 18 minutes per game.

If healthy, Foote could certainly contribute, and his low cost would still allow the Flyers room to acquire another potential scorer.

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