Flyers Trade Kevin Marshall for Matt Ford; Trade is More Than Meets the Eye

By Johnny Machurek

Today the Philadelphia Flyers traded defenseman Kevin Marshall for Washington Capitals prospect Matt Ford. This is being touted as an AHL move, but this trade goes deeper than that.

I am hearing a lot of people complain that the Flyers are trading away a defenseman when that is what they are lacking.  Clearly why would GM Paul Holmgren make such a stupid, boneheaded move?  The answer is simple…he isn’t done.

You have to think with this trade that Philadelphia is clearing some room to bring in another d-man.  Look for Homer to make a move here in the next week or two.  Look for the Flyers to be heavily scouting some other blueliners to bring in at the deadline.

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