I doubt COL would move him, but I could see Homer trying to bring Downie back. Downie is good in the corners and "hard working players who win puck battles" is the flavor of the month in the organization.
I think giving up McGinn is the hard part. He is gritty and skilled enough to score 20-25 goals on a regular basis. But Avs might be ready to sacrifice him to upgrade on D. I wouldn't swap him for Talbot, even do I would love to add Max.
Haven't followed Avs' camp but where is Duncan Siemans? Flyers liked him over Hamilton if Couturier had not slipped.
I think he's somewhere in between mediocre and bad and nowhere near as good as some on this board think he is. He has played well for short streaks but has shown no ability to maintain it for more than a couple weeks.
We'll know soon enough, because the Flyers generally don't sit around and wait for marginal players to become good. They see what they want to see and move on eventually.
mesz for downie seems like a december deal. with the flyers under the cap its something to look at and see how both guys do coming back from injury. downie is a banger and once those guys get hurt thier game shifts with downies attitude i can see him reinjuring himself rather quickly. meszaros is coming off an injury but mitchell is tweeting his own horn being mentioned in a deal with mesz who when healthy is just plain better.