not that I agree with him being a 3rd Liner but Alex Burrows is playing on the 3rd line right now..
even if hes a 2nd liner you can't expect to get a True Number 1 D-man for a 2nd line winger.. Would have to throw in a 1st
Someone playing on the 3rd line on an incredibly deep team doesn't make them a 3rd line winger. Just like a player playing on the 1st line of a terrible team isn't a true 1st line player. For the record btw, Wayne Simmonds is currently playing on our 1st line in Philly, so if you consider Burrows a 3rd line winger, then Simmonds is a 3rd line winger. Either way, the value you assigned to him by calling him an elite 3rd line winger is way off. He's a very good 2nd line winger who plays the kind of power forward game that any team would kill for.
Is that worth a #1 dman straight up? Heck no, not even close. But it's worth more than you alluded to.
Flyers need help on D without a doubt. I know Pens and Flyers would never make a deal but for HF fun. What would it take to get Wayne to Pitt?
Big fan of Wayne Simmonds ... can't stand the team he plays for though. He is a very hard worker - a warrior. This is what Pittsburgh needs, but good luck getting that from Philly. Do you honestly think Holmgren would part with him at this point and trade him to Pittsburgh? Not a chance.