Aside from fielding a few exploratory phone calls, the Flyers stood pat at yesterday’s NHL trade deadline.
San Jose reportedly offered goaltender Antti Niemi for winger James van Riemsdyk, but the Flyers said no thanks. According to GM Paul Holmgren, the recent additions of big blue-liners Nicklas Grossman (Feb. 16) and Pavel Kubina (Feb. 18) were enough.
“I think we stated all along that anything we do needed to make sense both ways for us and nothing really came up,” Holmgren told the team’s website. “We made our moves a couple weeks ago and I think adding size and experience on defense that we were looking for with the absence of Chris Pronger for the rest of this year, we felt good with our group.”
Rick Nash didn’t change teams, but here are a few bigger names who did:
Nashville acquired Andrei Kostitsyn from Montreal for two draft picks.
Vancouver sent Cody Hodgson, a Calder Cup Trophy candidate, to Buffalo.
San Jose picked up forwards Daniel Winnik and TJ Galiardi from Colorado.