Flyers acquire Wisniewski and LeclaireIt turns out that Paul Holmgren wasn't done on the fronts of upgrading his team. The Flyers have also been able to acquire defenseman James Wisniewski and Back Up goaltender Pascal Leclaire. Going back to the Tampa Bay Lightening are Craig Smith, Brendan Ranford and Jonas Enroth. "With James coming to us in this deal we feel like we have an extremely strong top 4 with Bogosian, Blum, Sekera and now adding James makes me extremely pleased." Certainly with Ryan Miller getting majority of the starts in Philadelphia, Jonas Enroth was a piece that the Lightening wanted in this deal. "We're sad to see such a talented goalie such as Jonas go to another organization, but we got another very capable one in Pascal. We believe that Ryan can help him get his game back on track. Today Philadelphia sent shockwaves through the entire league by obtaining Milan Lucic, and now with the addition of Wisniewski and Leclaire, the Flyers certainly look a lot more like contenders than they did a few weeks ago. How the team puts it together will be interesting to see. They certainly have gained sized with Lucic and solidified their top 6 with the addition in Wisniewski. Also coming with Wisniewski and Leclaire is a 3rd 2014 pick and a conditional 7th round 2014 pick. Paul Holmgren was busy on the phone still and declined to do any interviews. Will this be it?
Currently this what the Flyers have for their opening night of hockey in the 2012 - 2013 Season
Philadelphia Flyers 2012 - 2013
Milan Lucic - Travis Zajac - Matt Read
David Perron - Adam Henrique - David Jones
Cal Clutterbuck - Dana Tyrell - Jack Skille
Mathieu Perreault - Scott Glennie - Brett Connolly
Andrej Sekera - Zach Bogosian
James Wisniewski - Jonathon Blum
Marc-Andrew Bergeron - John Moore
Edited by The Kassassin Train, 23 September 2012 - 06:06 PM.
The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.
When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.
Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.
At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.
The idiocy on CDC....