The Philadelphia Flyers Will NOT Make a Big Move at the Deadline; Plus Some Trivia

By Johnny Machurek

Fans don’t expect the Philadelphia Flyers to make any big moves at the trade deadline on Monday, GM Paul Holmgren is done.

Homer has brought in two defensemen already, acquiring Nicklas Grossman and than Pavel Kubina.  He did some patchwork on the blueline that was needed.

For those wanting a netminder, it just is not going to happen.  The Flyers have invested way too much in Ilya Bryzgalov to just give up on him not even one year into his contract.  Also, who would want his HUMANGEOUS BIG contract (sorry I had to do it).

The Flyers to acquire Rick Nash will have to give up some of their crop of young talent, which I would not move.  I would rather suffer through another second round exit and let Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, and Matt Read develop, because they look to be big contributors in the future.

Saying all this I did end up having a weird dream last night where I was taking Danny Briere to the airport since he was traded.  I don’t know what we got for him but it was weird and also not sure why I was chosen to take him to the airport.


Some Flyers trivia for today

Happy 27th birthday to former Flyer Jamie Fritsch.  Fritsch played only one NHL game and is now a member of Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL.

The Philadelphia Flyers are 12-3 on February 25

Four of the 12 wins have been shutouts and they have come from 4 different goalies

1973 – Doug Favell 7-0 @ California Golden Seals

1995 – Ron Hextall 7-0 @ Montreal Canadiens (John LeClair also had a hat trick in that game)

2003 – Roman Cechmanek 2-0 @ Chicago Blackhawks

2009 – Martin Biron 2-0 vs Los Angeles Kings

Thank You to Flyers History for this information

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