Pierre McGuire on the Denis Gauthier trade - Derien Hatcher got hurt last night and he's going for an MRI on his knee today. The Flyers said it was fine, but there is still concern about the knee. Kim Johnsson's concussion problems just won't go away. They've had a hard time getting Randy Jones to be a steady NHL defenceman. They need some depth on defence in Philadelphia and this is a good acquisition. Gauthier is the ultimate leg-breaker in the league right now. He leans on people, he attacks people, and he is not a pleasant person to play against.
Darren Pang on the Denis Gauthier trade - First of all, Gauthier is a quality guy. He keeps himself in outstanding shape. He runs around a litle bit trying to make the big hit, but he's a menace to society. You better have your head up in the neutral zone, because he's coming at you with that big rear end of his. He's going to be good for the Flyers - it's a perfect scenario for them.
Keith Jones on the Denis Gauthier trade - This guy is just what the doctor ordered for the Flyers. They've got some big guys on defence, but they don't hit like Gauthier. He can elevate a line-up that's been a little bit quiet.
Great pickup by Clarke. Gauthier is a good 4-5 d man. He became expendable for Phoenix due largely to the emergence of Ballard who plays a similar type of game but has higher upside. As Gauthier moved down the depth chart, his salary became too much to absorb; especially with the recent signing of Morris.
Again great pickup by Clarke. People are going to say that he overpaid but IMO it wasn't that bad and if you haven't guessed it, I'm a Phoenix fan.