By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED)
It reminds you of the plague or something.
Black – and orange – death.
Trade rumors sweep across the computer screens of Philadelphia fans everywhere around this time of the year, leaving most fans with visions of Webers and Ryans and Suters and Nashes dancing in their heads.
And while most of the aforementioned names are extremely unlikely to become Flyers, it’s usually the need – or want – of said team that gives these rumors legs.
And while I agree that Shea Weber, Bobby Ryan, Ryan Suter, and Rick Nash would make the Flyers a better team, I think it’s important to remember that each of these players would require significant sacrifice from Philadelphia.
It’s simple to understand the want for Shea Weber. He is the cream of the crop among NHL defensemen and his contract negotiations and recent relationship with the Nashville Predators has been questionable to say the least. The Flyers have a legitimate need for a top-pairing defenseman after ...