Philadelphia Flyers: Were They Active Enough to Win the Eastern Conference?

March 1st, 2011 by Mike Pantaleone Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers once again stood pat at the trade deadline this year, and some people in Philadelphia were a little disappointed.

Paul Holmgren made a minor trade, sending Michael Chaput and Greg Moore to Columbus for tough guy Tom Sestito. Tom has some experience in the NHL, so he could be called up barring an injury, but other than that, it was strictly an AHL move.

As disappointed as I was to see Philadelphia stand pat at the deadline, I can't say that I was honestly expecting a heck of a lot.

Philadelphia's big move this year was acquiring Kris Versteeg from Toronto and that didn't leave them with a heck of a lot of cap space to make more moves; factor in that they have just acquired Nick Boynton from Chicago and there wasn't much else they really needed.

The Flyers didn't really need to make too many moves. They're already at the top of the Eastern Conference and frankly, moving a player at this point may have screwed up team chemistry that could not be undone.

I commend Paul Holmgren for not making any harsh moves, even with the team recently struggling to win games.

Some Philly fans felt as thoug ...

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