Throughout the offseason so far, all attention has been placed squarely on the defense and how it might look next season. The forwards look to remain mostly the same, with the only additions coming from within the Philadelphia Flyers system. Before the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers’ goaltending situation was completely solved with Brian Elliott returning for another year to back up Carter Hart. What caught Philadelphia off guard was the retirement of Matt Niskanen. His departure left the first defensive pairing is incomplete, and Ivan Provorov as the only real top-pairing defenseman on the roster.