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Rumors and rumblings! Thomas Vanek and Keith Yandle

  With the trade deadline now just 24 hours away, the rumors are going to begin pouring in.  Big market teams, like the Philadelphia Flyers, are always in the mix when star players are reportedly available.  Today in the rumor mill, according to Dave Davis of Kuklas Korner, as originally reported by The Fourth Period, the Flyers have contacted the Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes regarding Thomas Vanek and Keith Yandle. The Fourth Period writes, “Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has kicked the tires on Anaheim Ducks sniper Bobby Ryan, Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, Dallas Stars right wing Jaromir Jagr and Buffalo …

Putting some of the roster changes in perspective

In order to make sense of the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Holmgren, we need to compare these roster changes to a version of the 2010 Flyers and see how those parts changed. Here is a look at that the forwards from team: Gagne – Richards – Carter Hartnell – Briere – Leino JvR – Giroux – Asham Carcillo/Powe – Betts – Laperriere So, what’s different? A lot, on paper. Here’s my attempt at projecting the 2012 offensive lines, barring any other changes: JvR – Giroux – Voracek Hartnell – Briere – Jagr Nodl – Schenn – Simmonds …