Andrew MacDonald was acquired by the Flyers for two draft picks (Image Courtesy of BleacherReport.com)
It’s okay to look at the Flyers' deadline moves and be upset. That is our job as fans. But our job is also to believe in the braintrust of the team we love, no matter how diluted their vision of this team may be.
Leading up to the trading deadline was talk of Ryan Kesler. In Philadelphia, that thought was met with cynicism if it meant trading young pieces that the Flyers so typically give up on early. General manager Paul Holmgren smartly decided against trying to reel in the big fish and mortgaging his future. Instead, Holmgren made a trade that was met with skepticism from many fans, at least initially.
I, too, was one of those people who was none too pleased about the acquisition of Andrew MacDonald. But then I thought about it and realized what Holmgren was doing.
I can't wait for everyone to turn around and re-think this trade when it turns out to be decent. I want to...