NHL Trade Rumors: Flyers Reportedly Discussing Trade with Leafs for Luke Schenn

January 14th, 2012 by Manayunk Mike Leave a reply »
I wrote a speculation article a few days ago discussing the possibility that the Philadelphia Flyers could be in trade talks with the Toronto Maple Leafs regarding highly-touted defenseman Luke Schenn. It seems that all that speculation had some legs after all.

Late yesterday, Adam Kimmelman of NHL.com reported that the Flyers and Leafs are indeed discussing a trade. In the article, Kimmelman writes that the Flyers and Leafs are discussing a trade that would send former second overall pick James van Riemsdyk to Toronto in exchange for a package deal of Schenn and other players and/or picks that were not named.

I did a bit of digging once the discussions were finally confirmed, and while I couldn't confirm anything, I get the impression the potential trade may look something like this:

To Philadelphia: Luke Schenn, another forward (Bozak/Kulemin/Kadri)

To Toronto: James van Riemsdyk, second-round pick, (possible pick/prospect)

As I said, I couldn't get confirmation on specifics, but as I understand it, the deal will involve more than just JvR and Luke Schenn.

After the reports came out, both Paul Holmgren and Bri ...

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