Your new d-man!
Not more than 20 minutes ago, on CB Radio, Drew and I predicted that the Flyers would most likely trade for a little-known defenseman. Drew called that sort of thing a #GoogleTrade, a trade where you have to Google the guy’s name.
I’d say Number Two nailed that one.
Tim Panaccio reports that the Flyers just traded for Dallas Stars defenseman Nicklas Grossman. Who?! Here, let me Google that for you.
The Flyers give up their second and third round picks this year, according to Panotch.
Grossman, 27, is a 6’4, 230 lb blue-liner. In 338 career games with the Stars, he has three goals, 38 assists and is +5. Flyers beat writer Dave Isaac gives Grossman the oft-used moniker of “stay-at-home defenseman,” and tells us not to be fooled by the low point total– that’s not his game. Clearly.
Hardly the answer to the Flyers’ problems. But it’s a start, I guess?
If you think I’m joking about us calling the trade, give a little listen to the clip after the jump…