The Philadelphia Flyers might have been considering trades at the draft and not the due date for some gamers
Sportsnet: Jeff Marek on 32 Thoughts on the Philadelphia Flyers.
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And the Philadelphia Flyers, Chuck Fletcher, individuals are type of addressing Philadelphia and thinking, what took place there? Kevin Hayes was a possibility. Travis Konecny may have been a possibility. You don’t believe so Elliotte.
MacLean: “And Ivan Provorov might be a possibility. So, why don’t you take us through those.”
Marek: “… You pointed out the Philadelphia Flyers too. And listen, Chuck Fletcher type of got battered a bit at the Philadelphia Flyers city center, I understand the (inaudible) sob out had to do with James van Riemsdyk and the failure to make trades.
But the Flyers have a great deal of gamers that have actually term connected to them, and while there were discussions in between Philadelphia and Columbus over gamers like Kevin Hayes. It seems like any offer the Philadelphia Flyers are going to make, will occur around the draft and wasn’t going to occur at the trade due date.”
John Tortorella doesn’t concur with a few of the Chuck Fletcher criticism
Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia: Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella sicks up for GM Chuck Fletcher for the criticism he’s been talking for stagnating James van Riemsdyk.
“Do you not think he tried to move him? Are you guys kidding me? He tried like hell to move him,” Tortorella stated Saturday following practice. “There are a lot of various situations that went on. I simply don’t get the criticism of James still being here, like Chuck kept him; $7 million , we’ve got to consume a few of the cash, most likely half of it, as I’m sure you people understand.
“Chuck tried. But everybody wants to pile on.”
van Riemsdyk had actually been among the larger names that was still readily available of Friday, and even he was a little stunned he wasn’t moved.
“Definitely, based on what I was hearing, a little bit surprised,” van Riemsdyk stated at his locker stall. “But you ultimately realize, being around long enough, that things go the way they’re going to go. … Nothing’s ever certain until it’s done.”