The Flyers have made the most noise in the NHL this offseason, trading two of their biggest stars so they can sign a quality goaltender who still has some good years left.
The deals that sent Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings and Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets can only be evaluated after a reasonable amount of time has passed.
I really dislike the thought of trading those two players, especially Carter, because they are young and skilled. But if the Flyers are a Stanley Cup contender by being able to pay Ilya Bryzgalov, then its worth it.
Everyone has known for some time that quality goaltending has been the one thing keeping the Flyers from another Stanley Cup. So if sending Carter and Richards to other teams is the way to do it, so be it. And hopefully the players, and draft picks, they got in exchange will add some quality depth to what is a solid roster.
Let's just hope Bryzgalov is more like what he was during the regular season than what he showed in the post-season, when he didn't distinguish himself all that much.
Nobody seems to talk about it very much but it's closing in on 40 years since the Flyers last won a Stanley Cup.
Posted at 11:31am on June 28, 2011 by Big Don Voltz
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