NHL Trade Fodder: Philadelphia Flyers Trading History Shows Interesting Trend

January 7th, 2011 by Freddy Doll Leave a reply »
One thing is certain in hockey: teams make trades. No team in the NHL hasn't made a trade. While preparing for an article I planned to write in anticipation of the looming trade deadline I decided to read through the Philadelphia Flyers trade history. A lot of interesting trades can be found on that list. Some good, some bad, some that just tow the line.

As I read through this list, and read names of players who were sent back and forth, I started to notice a trend of sorts. While I'm not entirely sure that this is unique to the Flyers, or whether it was done by design or coincidence, I did find it intriguing and thought others would as well.

Flyers fans are probably familiar with the fact that the Flyers have a tendency of trading away players only to receive them in a trade later on. This trend may be a little more obscure. Some teams have tendencies while other teams seem to only make tactical trades and only when the time is right.  This, however, is unlike anything I have ever seen.

The Flyers have traded away a draft pick, only to reacquire the player taken with said pick, at least six times. I can't begin to speculate whethe ...

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