The Flyers could come out of the draft with bigger news to follow. On June 25, clubs are permitted to extend offer sheets to Group II restricted free agents. According to league sources, the Flyers are seriously considering offering Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek an offer sheet.
The 23-year-old left winger would be an immediate upgrade in terms of mobility, skill and scoring. He scored 43 goals last season with the Sabres, playing on both scoring and checking lines.