Philadelphia Flyers Rumors: Carter Hart Linked To 3 Canadian Teams

Goaltending will be a big priority for many teams around the league this offseason as there should be a ton of movement. The Philadelphia Flyers are one of those teams looking to make many more moves to progress the rebuild, and that means trading Carter Hart while he's still under contract.

The Flyers seem to already have a lot of interest in their young goalie, particularly from up north where David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period linked the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Montreal Canadiens.

The Maple Leafs still seem to be unsure of exactly how their goaltending situation is going to pan out this offseason. Ilya Samsonov is a restricted free agent, Matt Murray has one year left but is almost guaranteed to be bought out or moved, and Joseph Woll has shown he is just about ready for full-time NHL action. If the team acquires Hart, Samsonov won't be back either.

The Senators are not keeping Cam Talbot and have some hope in the future with a few of their goalies. Right now, Anton Forsberg is under contract and will remain with the team, so playing behind Hart would give them a very solid 1-2 punch in net. If Hart is just a 1-2 year option for them, it might work out well considering Mads Sogaard is almost fit to play a full-time role on the Senators.

The Canadiens might be going into next season with Sam Montembeault and Jake Allen as their tandem again, but that's not a long-term solution. I don't think the team is set to push for a playoff spot as soon as next year and they know that, but they are going to turn things around fairly quickly. Hart would be seen as a long-term option in net as Montembeault is the best they have and shouldn't be considered a starter on a playoff team. The decision to take a run at Hart could be because of his one-time availability.

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