So that's 11 guys not even including Prospal. So that leads me to believe one of a few things.
A) Prospal won't be resigned.
B) Another big trade is on the table, probably involving 1 or more of our forwards, maybe a prospect like Nodl, that brings a defenseman here.
C) Umberger or Carter won't be resigned and this is the quick replacement for a year or two.
I'm personally going with A. The fact that the conditional pick revolves around the Flyers postseason performance and not the possibility of Prospal resigning makes me think that Feaster doesn't think the Flyers are resigning him.
Since I think it's only a rental, I'm not a fan of it because we lose a decent prospect for a top-6 forward in a year where we aren't going to contend and will be in a dogfight to make the playoffs.
I forgot to add...
D) Downie and Giroux might both be in the AHL next year
E) Gagne's problems are a lot more serious than the Flyers are letting on and they are very concerned about his ability to continue his career. If that's the case, this is an extremely astute move while we wait for JVR.
It's hard not to love the deal. You can't just quit on a team in a playoff spot that at times has shown they can compete with anyone in the conference. We gave up an expendable asset in exchange for a difference maker, great deal.
Prospal is an extremely streaky player but he brings so much passion to the game he is truly a treat to watch, the problem with him is nobody knows if he can produce without playing on a line with Lecavalier and St.Louis. He also has one good season, one bad season, one good season, etc.
He is a UFA and has not made it a secret he is looking for big money. he recently turned down 3 years 10 million from the Lightning so it will be interesting to see if you are able to get him to a contract before July 1st.