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12-20-2010, 11:41 AM
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Truth be told, any mention of a Flyers player in the media for a possible movement will always be the one "struggling" to produce regardless of the reason.

Another thing you can bet on is that the player will almost always have a relatively high ceiling, and he will be going to a big market team (probably Canadian).

The last thing you can bet is that the occurrence mentioned is either outdated, over-exaggerated, or taken out of context.

In reality, the discussion probably went something like this:

Holmgren: Any interest in Carcillo (Zherdev)?
Anonymous Team: Sure, what's the cost?
Holmgren: Some picks.
Anonymous Team: Sure, I got a 3rd lying around.
Holmgren: Let's talk a 2nd at least buddy.
Anonymous Team: Ha. I could've sworn you were talking about JVR (Giroux).
Holmgren: Not quite. You could throw us a could 1st rounders if you want him though.
Anonymous Team: No thanks.

Unless you are someone who ran around here in favor of trading Giroux, Carter, or Richards during their first two NHL seasons (all three as well as Giroux began their careers at age 20-21), then you really should not be for moving vanRiemsdyk. It's short-sighted to say the least.

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