The Flyers did not exercise a trade before the 3 PM trade deadline today. This may come as disappointing to a lot of Flyers fans who were hearing many names thrown around the table during trade talks over the past couple days. Thomas Vokoun, Colby Armstrong, Corey Schneider, Martin Biron, Dwayne Roloson, and Dan Hamhuis were among the names that Flyers hopefuls were looking to see added to the roster. It’s hard to make a trade without many prospects you are willing to part with, and especially hard if you don’t have any draft picks to use. Other NHL teams aren’t stupid, they know the Flyers were buyers (rhyme!) and needed help at goaltending or defense. They were asking for Carter, JVR, or Giroux. Those 3 players the Flyers are not going to part with anytime soon, except I think the exception is Carter. He will probably be traded in the next couple seasons, I just have a feeling.
Apparently the Flyers were close to landing Hamhuis, but could not guarantee that they could re-sign him in the off-season since his contract expires are this, so they were forced to sit out. The Flyers however are coming off of a 7-2 win last night and hope to continue their Florida dominance and beat the Panthers like they did to the Lightning. They can’t expect the Panthers to be as undisciplined as the Lightning were last night, so hopefully they come out again with their skating legs and play since all of their jobs are safe at least until the end of the season. We’re 6 points behind Buffalo, and if we can win tonight, we play them on Friday in a game that could bring us that much closer to a home-ice playoff spot.