NHL Fact: Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils Haven’t Traded In 25 Years

January 26th, 2011 by Chris Schaefer Leave a reply »
The year 1986 is a very long time ago.

Top Gun was the number one grossing film of the year.  A gallon of gas was 89 cents.  The space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take off. 

It was a pretty good year for Philadelphia hockey.

Surprisingly, the Philadelphia Flyers were in the same place that they are today in the standings at the end of that season, and the New Jersey Devils were, too.

The Flyers finished the 80-game season in first place in the Patrick Division with a record of 46-26-8.  

The Devils finished the 80-game season in last place in the Patrick Division with a record of 29-45-6.

That was 25 years ago.

Just a few short weeks ago, there were rumors that the (former) Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner was headed to Philly.  Anyone that's followed the Flyers or Devils trade trends over the past 25 years probably knew that trade was never going to happen.

Fast-forward to the present day.  Langenbrunner was dealt back to his former stomping grounds in Dallas for a handful of pretzels.  It was reported that the Devils were seeking the youn ...

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