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The Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Luke Schenn from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward James van Riemsdyk on Saturday.
The 22-year-old Schenn should help replace the void created by the loss of captain Chris Pronger, who is unlikely to return because of post-concussion symptoms. Schenn has 14 goals and 61 assists for 75 points in four seasons. He's the older brother of Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. Luke Schenn was the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft.
Van Riemsdyk, also 22, has 47 goals and 52 assists for 99 points in three seasons. He was the second overall pick in the 2007 draft.
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I said earlier this week that where there is smoke there is fire. There was smoke and according to multiple reports, there is now fire.
The Philadelphia Flyers, fresh off of the NHL draft have traded winger James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for defenseman Luke Schenn.
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has had a longstanding love affair with JVR and was looking to make a move earlier...
The man that has been rumored to be traded seemingly ever since he was drafted has finally been dealt: the Flyers have traded James van Riemsdyk to the Maple Leafs for defenseman Luke Schenn. This deal has been rumored to be happening for the last year or so and the Flyers finally pulled the trigger to trade the two straight up for one another.Schenn, who is indeed the brother...
On Saturday, the Flyers ended the continuous rumors and traded winger James van Riemsdyk to the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Luke Schenn. The two teams have been in talks about a trade involoving these two pieces "since the winter", according to Paul Holmgren.
So why does this trade work? Here's why:
Needs- Toronto needed a big forward, while the Flyers needed...
Newly acquired defenseman Luke Schenn positions the Flyers well on defense.
The Flyers draft class was kind of an unusual one. The Flyers passed on a couple of highly touted defensemen to draft a player at #20 in Scott Laughton that most thought would have been there for the Flyers in the second round. They went on to take 4 defenseman, a goalie and a winger with the rest of their...
In what seems to be the current trend in NHL trades, for the second time in two days brothers have been united in playing for the same team. While yesterday there was little surprise in Jordan Staal being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes to play with his brother Eric, few expected Luke and Brayden Schenn to both be members of the Philadelphia Flyers at the end of the second day...
Rangy forward James van Riemsdyk has been on the block in Philadelphia for some time. Similarly, trade rumors have dogged stay-at-home defenseman Luke Schenn in Toronto for months.So it is only natural that the Leafs and Flyers would swap those players. This trade made Toronto bigger up front and gave the Flyers additional blue line protection in the wake of Chris Pronger’s career...
I have very mixed feelings about yesterday's trade that send James van Riemsdyk to Toronto in exchange for defenseman Luke Schenn. Ultimately, though, the bottom line on the deal right now is that is one that has a chance to help both sides immediately and in the long term.
To me, the trade creates as many questions as it answers.
My feelings on van Riemsdyk have not...
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TORONTO (June 23) â Given his tenure as GM of the Maple Leafs, Brian Burke made a move today that will likely pan out.
Trading has been bold and mostly productive since Burke assumed the managerial reign from Cliff Fletcher, and dispatching Luke Schenn to Philadelphia eliminates one of the few remaining components in place before the...
TSN reports that the Flyers have traded winger James van Reimsdyk to Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Luke Schenn.
More to come.
With the 20th pick of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers select.......Scott Laughton, Center, Oshawa Generals, OHL
You can check out an in-depth profile of Laughton here. And here's a brief scouting report on the young Center.
"Oshawa’s hardworking center, Scott Laughton’s eye-opening late-season efforts have pushed him from a second-day certainty to a...
TANNER PEARSON - 1-30
Okay, so everyone says nice things about the kid. Two way player. Good hockey sense. But will he be Brayden Schenn or Colten Teubert? Drew Doughty or Thomas Hickey? Years from now there are gonna be a lot of Kings fans who are full of crap when they tell you, "This is the kid I wanted at #30!"
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How can you trust a guy...
Here's what Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren had to say about the JVR for Luke Schenn trade.
This was on the Flyers charter plane as they prepared to take off. Keep in mind, the FLyers could have held this at CONSOL Energy Center at the NHL Draft, but waited till they got on the plane to tell the media there had been a trade:
Transcript courtesy of the Flyers ...