Flyers general manager Ron Hextall retooled the Flyers depth chart over the summer, dealing Brayden Schenn to the Blues for Jori Lehtera and Nick Cousins to the Coyotes. He also signed veteran goaltender Brian Elliott as a free agent.
Goalie Steve Mason departed as a free agent, as did a pair of defensemen, Michael Del Zotto and Nick Schultz. Winger Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was claimed by the Golden Knights in the expansion draft.
“For us, it’s about getting better every day and just keep building,” Giroux said.
“Was nice to see, no question, our fans acknowledge and give their respect that way, and the players on the ice. It’s a special situation. Everybody has an awful lot of respect for him and what he’s been able to accomplish in the game, but also the person that he is and as he moves forward into his future,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said after the game, per NHL.com.
Philadelphia already held a special place in Bickell’s heart, so the fact his career ended there was fitting.
“First time I lifted the (Stanley) Cup was in Philly (with the Blackhawks seven years earlier). To end it here was nice,” he said, per NHL.com. Bickell raised the Cup twice more with Chicago, in 2013 and 2015.
Thus ends the current iteration of Bryan Bickell’s story. Much more of it is to be Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal told as the hockey world continues to lend its support to Bickell and his family. That humanity doesn’t Jerseys For Cheap end when a player leaves the ice for good.