Flyers showing interest in Turco?

According to multiple reports, most noticeably Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the Flyers have interest in acquiring 34-year old goalie Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars.

The rumors began when starting goaltender Ray Emery was ruled  out six weeks with abdomen surgery, leaving back up Brian Boucher in charge to help stop the bleeding of a complete Philadelphia free fall.

The problem with the possible trade is that Turco, long sought after by the Flyers, comes with a $5.7 million cap hit.  So if the Flyers do want Turco in the mix, they would have to shed a good deal of money even possibly trading away Jeff Carter ($5 million) or Scott Hartnell ($4.2 million) just to make the deal work financially.  That asking price also would seem high considering Turco is in the final year of his contract, making it a very expensive six-week rental.

Regardless of whether or not Turco is the prize possession of general manager Paul Holmgren, don’t expect the Flyers to sit tight for much longer.  Losing their last 10 of 12, the Flyers are tied for the third worst point total in the league with the Maple Leafs.

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