Point/Counterpoint: Trade deadline moves

Point: Tweak the roster By Steve J The Flyers miss the hell out of Chris Pronger.  You know it, I know it, Trent Klatt knows it.  The trade rumors that have circulated for the past couple of months have revolved around the defense.  Ryan Suter, Shea Weber, Tim Gleason, and Luke Schenn’s names have been floated as potential candidates.  The cost for most of these guys would be at least one young forward, which happens to be the Flyers’ greatest asset.  Well, in the words of the immortal sage Admiral Ackbar, it’s a trap! It is absolutely not worth it …

Flyers 8/30 conference call transcript

James van Riemsdyk conference call – August 30, 2011 Q: On signing his extension “I couldn’t be happier, obviously.  Over the two years I’ve been here, and even prior to that when I was with the organization,  I’ve seen how well they treat their players and how highly everyone around it talks about it.  Even before I signed, Jim Dowd was actually telling me how lucky I was to be coming to the Flyers and how well they treat their players, and I’ve seen that first-hand.  When these talks of an extension started to come up, that was in the …

Flyers, vanRiemsdyk agree to multi-year extension

The Flyers announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with New Jersey native and forward James vanRiemsdyk. Terms have not been announced, but vanRiemsdyk reported via his Twitter account that the pact is for six years. He would have been a restricted free agent at the end of this season, after making $875,000 per year on his initial three-year entry-level deal. The 22-year-old tallied career highs of 21 goals and 40 points in 75 games for Philly during his sophomore season. He added seven goals in 11 playoff contests. A product of the University of New …

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