As reported by both Bob McKenzie and Frank Seravalli, the Flyers have finally removed Riley Cote and his $550,000 cap hit from the roster. Clearly, this doesn't free up a ton of space, but coupled with Danny Syvret being waived yesterday and Ray Emery on LTIR, the team has freed up $2.625 million in cap space with just those three moves.
Frank Seravalli even went so far as to tweet this:
A source tells me the Flyers told Cote they would only waive him if they needed to clear cap space for a move... Working on it.
Are you a fan of recklessly starting rumors? Me too. Here are a list of players making $2.7 million or less and who will be UFA at the end of the season: Joe Corvo, Keith Tkachuk, Alex Tanguay, Lee Stempniak, Colby Armstrong, Dennis Seidenberg, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Marek Svatos, and Mark Recchi.
The general consensus was that the Flyers should acquire a forward, but a couple defensemen have been named in connection to the Flyers - mainly, Dan Hamhuis.
In honor of Cote's waiving, here's a YouTube video of Rockin' Riles:
And now, the saddest part of this day: Goodbye Holly.