The Philadelphia Flyers Do Not Make a Move, Was it a Smart Move

By Johnny Machurek

I had stated just recently that the Philadelphia Fyers were not going to make a big deal at the deadline.  Well, 3 PM passed and Philly did not make a deal at all, but was it smart?

The Flyers had already traded for Nicklas Grossman and made another for Pavel Kubina.  The Flyers got two defensemen to help a blue line that was in need of help.

As for the goalie problem Ilya Bryzgalov is not going anywhere.  I know this angers some of you, but Paul Holmgren would be stupid to give up on him halfway through his first year.

Rick Nash, who has been the most talked about trade bait, would have cost Philly too much.  The price was high from the get go with a rumor of James van Riemsdyk, Sergei Bobrovsky, Sean Couturier, and Matt Read being discussed for the trade. Even Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said the price was high.

I would not have wanted to see the Flyers sell the farm for one player, which it looks like it would have taken to get Nash.  We have a good crop of rookies and hate to use the cliche but the future is so bright I have to wear shades.

The Flyers won at the deadline by not making any moves.  Remember no moves is better than dumb moves.

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