I don't understand how the same team that signs Sean O'Donnell for $1M and Daniel Carcillo for $1.075M can be the same team that takes on the following contracts:
Jody Shelley: 3 years, $3.3M
Michael Leighton: 2 years, $3.1M
Andrej Meszaros: 4 years, $18.25M
Matt Walker: 3 years, $5.525M
Simon Gagne has one year left on his deal. He's an injury risk, but he could also turn in a very valuable season to whoever was willing to take the risk. There's no reason for Philly to take on Tampa's 6th D and his overpriced contract to move Gagne.
With those underperforming contracts, the Flyers essentially put themselves in the hole in the neighborhood of $5M in 2010-11. They could have bought 2+ wins on the free agent market with that money. Why they chose to throw it down a sinkhole is beyond me.