Carter Hart playing his final games as a Flyer.
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Carter Hart playing his final games as a Flyer.

Hart is likely to be moved.

Jonathan Larivee

There is no longer any doubt about the fact that, over the course of the next several months, we are expecting to see a major shift within the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Just about everyone knows that big changes are on the horizon, but until now we haven't had a very clear picture of what some of those changes might look like.

On Monday, National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman shared his thoughts on the developing situation in Philadelphia and it was during those discussions that he dropped a bombshell regarding Flyers goaltender Carter Hart. Friedman indicated that he believes Hart will be available

"I think you're bang on with Carter Hart," said Friedman of the Flyers netminder on the 32 Thoughts podcast. "You talked about him on Saturday night and I think he's going to be available."

As the Flyers move towards what looks to be a complete tear down and/or rebuild of their current roster, it sounds very much like Hart is not expected to be a part of the process. This is what Friedman's co-host on the podcast had to say about Hart on Saturday night:

"We're really starting to wonder about Carter Hart," said Jeff Marek on Saturday night. "The presence and emergence of Samuel Ersson the netminder of Lehigh Valley has really given the Philadelphia Flyers some options here."

It sounds like the play of the 23 year old Swedish netminder has made the Flyers more comfortable about the prospect of trading Carter Hart as they move into a rebuild, and it sounds like it might even be something that both sides would welcome according to Marek.

"What would they for Carter Hart on the open market?" asked Marek. "We suspect a lot. And does Carter Hart want to spend what would probably be the best years of his career in a rebuild? Something very much to watch there."

All of this makes it sound like Carter Hart is playing out his final games as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Over his NHL career so far Hart has appeared in 194 regular season games and he has a 2.97 goals against average and a .905 save percentage over that stretch. There is no doubt a laundry list of teams in the NHL that would be very interested in acquiring the 24 year old goaltender from the Flyers.