Thread: Value of: Andrej Meszeros
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05-02-2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
The Flyers need D so why would they want to trade him?

He was your Dman of the year not to long ago. Hold onto him and hopes he get healthy.
When healthy, Meszaros is probably the Flyers 4th best defenseman (Timonen, Schenn, Coburn, Grossmann), and even before his injuries, his form had started to drop a bit. He struggles when playing against tougher competition, so he's basically relegated to a 3rd-pairing/ 2nd PP role on the Flyers. He can be very effective in that role--but on a cap team, his $4 AAV is a bit tricky to fit in.

Add to that the injuries, and the need for some sort of PMD upgrade on the blueline, and Meszaros is the logical guy to go. But for all those reasons, he holds little trade value.

EDIT: All that said, he's big, mobile, with a good shot, and he's still relatively young (27), by NHL defense standards.

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