Philadelphia Flyers: Trade Picks Instead of Players?

January 15th, 2011 by Ronnybrook Leave a reply »
As the NHL trade deadline approaches, speculation will be rampant over which Flyers roster player or prospect will find himself tied to a rocket, and launched somewhere in the vicinity of the Western Conference.

Before it comes to that, can we pause for a moment to consider what is actually a matter of public record?

The genesis of the recent surge in trade chatter surrounding Philadelphia stems from the team's reported interest in acquiring Jamie Langenbrunner last week from the New Jersey Devils.

According to Mark Everson of the New York Post, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello turned down a better offer from the Philadelphia Flyers, reportedly "a firm second-rounder, and perhaps a fourth (round draft selection)," before shipping the veteran winger to the Dallas Stars for a 2011 conditional third-round draft choice.

With that in mind, two things are worth noting:

The offers of a second-round draft choice by the Flyers and Dallas' offer of a conditional third-round draft choice for Langenbrunner may have established the current market value for an experienced playoff veteran. The Flyers offered picks. Not players. Not prospect ...

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