Flyers Land Jamie Wright

Yesterday the Philadelphia Flyers landed Jamie Wright from the Calgery Flames Organization. I was unable to find much on Mr. Wright but for what it’s worth (not to much if you ask me) here is what I know….Jamie, 26 yrs. old, is a 6 foot 194 pound wing. He scored 2 goals and had 2 assists this season with the Flames in 19 games played. He also had 2 goals and 1 assist with Saint Johns, the Flames AHL affiliate this season. All togetther Jamie has had 12 goals and 20 assists for 32 points along with 50 penalty minutes during his parts of 6 NHL seasons or 120 NHL games. Ok somebody PLEASE tell me that this is not what Clarkie meant when he addmitted that the Flyers needed to start looking for a replacement for Williams. The man drives me insane and I’ll tell you why. Clarke will probablly try and wait it out until LeClair returns and see how it goes. In the mean time the team will strugle and yet another season will go down the tubes; because by the time Clarke decides to do something the team will either be to worn down physically or their state of mind will be down and as any real Flyers fan knows when the Flyers get down on themselves it is a long and very difficult process for them to get out of. Hopefully Clarke will pull something off before it is to late because right now the Flyers are flying and it would be assame to see it all fall apart AGAIN. I love the Flyers and always have and will but the fact of the matter is they are the most frustrating team in hockey to follow period. this is my first article I have ever posted so please let me here those comments good, bad, or ugly.


17 Responses to Flyers Land Jamie Wright

  1. mikster says:

    Good move. You never know what you’ll get out of these guys.

    Jamie was drafted by the Stars, 4th rounder.

    He was great in juniors, posted lots of points. After seeing these free agents who are still so young, i am all for it in giving chances. This guy the Rangers got, Jeff State, he is a monster on defense. He is doing awesome and what a steal. He was on nhl.com too.

    These are the cool sneaky moves that could turn out to be steals. Nothing to lose.

    Also, since that is small news, i’ll add the small news here too:

    NEW YORK RANGERS TRADE MIKE MOTTAU TO THE CALGARY FLAMES FOR A 6TH ROUND PICK IN EITHER 2003 OR 2004. MOTTAU IS A UFA THIS SEASON AT AGE 25.

  2. CaptainModano says:

    Damn, for a first article, this is pretty good….I couldn’t agree more. Clarke is procrastinating, and swerving around potholes that keep gettin made in the Flyers “road to the playoffs”. The problem is, he isn’t fixing them. I’ve heard Philly mentioned in the Kovalev sweepstakes, but I don’t think he’d like Hitch too much. They’re still a very strong team, capable of taking the conference, even, or at least securing home-ice advantage for the playoffs (where they SHOULD be a better team).

    Still, Clarke probably is not done. There’ll be more moves, maybe even in net.

  3. CaptainModano says:

    Damn, for a first article, this is pretty good….I couldn’t agree more. Clarke is procrastinating, and swerving around potholes that keep gettin made in the Flyers “road to the playoffs”. The problem is, he isn’t fixing them. I’ve heard Philly mentioned in the Kovalev sweepstakes, but I don’t think he’d like Hitch too much. They’re still a very strong team, capable of taking the conference, even, or at least securing home-ice advantage for the playoffs (where they SHOULD be a better team).

    Still, Clarke probably is not done. There’ll be more moves, maybe even in net.

  4. CaptainModano says:

    OH NO, NOT MIKE MOTTAU!!!!!!…hahaha just kidding

  5. matteo says:

    The Flyers knew exactly what they were getting in Wright. He has played for all of the Flyers coaches at some point in his career.

    I think this is just a patch-up until Clarkie can lay his hands on the deal that he wants. You cannot replace LeClair and Williams with Wright. Although, how many times have we seen a change of environment spark a player. Not that I think he is going to be a star. Maybe just a solid 3rd or 4th liner.

    To say the flyers are struggling and going down the tubes is VERY premature, especially looking at their last 12 or so games. They have been playing good defensive(ie, BORING) hockey and they have been successful. It doesn’t take a great deal of talent to play good team D, just desire and discipline.

    I think Old Number 16 has a trick up his sleeve.

  6. Aetherial says:

    You Flyer fans worry too much. You are too down on your team.

    The Flyers are a solid hockey club, will be moreso when LeClair returns. I think even with the current roster they have a chance to come out of the east this year.

    Yes, this comes from a Leaf fan.

  7. aafiv says:

    Puckhog,

    Not to point out the obvious or anything, but the Flyers are one of the hottest teams in the league right now so waiting for LeClair’s return makes sense from any perspective. Clarke isn’t panicing when there’s nothing to panic about. Do you know something he doesn’t?

    I doubt it.

  8. Goldenscud says:

    UGLY!!! This guy isn’t a stop gap until LeClair gets back. He is a nobody who hasn’t done anything. Same thing with Tommy Kaleio (the recent Blue Jackets garbage we picked up). Don’t they realize that these guys they get from sub .500 teams suck??? If they can’t cut it on a bad team, what makes you think they are suddenly going to contribrute simply becuase there are other players around?? If you are going to find a stop gap, there has to be somebody on the Phantoms who has earned a shot.

    On another note – Geeze, I keep being haunted by the fact that we could have had Shanahan back in 97 for Brind’Amour and Therian. God, why didn’t we do that trade??????

  9. mikster says:

    I know, what a huge trade that was….

    lol

  10. gprodent says:

    Classic Clarke move, no doubt. This kid’s been bounced from team to team and this is just another stop on his short NHL career.

    I seen the Montreal put Audette on waivers. Betcha good money Clarke nabs him since he played for Hitch in Dallas for a season…

  11. NemiNA says:

    god damn straight man, as a flyers fan, i applaud you.

  12. NemiNA says:

    hitch didnt like him in dallas. he had him as a healthy scratch sevral times

  13. Styles says:

    No disrespect, Puckhog, but I think everyone in the hockey world knows something Clarkey doesn’t know. I will give him one trade that looked horrid and came back great….the Boucher trade to Phoenix. I loved Boucher and still wish him all the best but I think Michal Handzus and Robert Esche are great additions to this team. Other than that, he’s pretty much screwed up and let go of some really hard working players. I’m not talking super stars like Lindros, who had to go either way. I would have taken a skate from another team for that cry baby. Clarkey’s let go of Kent Manderville (one of the hardest working players I’ve ever seen, goals or not), Paul Ranheim (who was just beginning to find his spot and perform for us), Dan McGillis….DAN MCGILLIS!!!! For a guy that got injured in his first two weeks with the Flyers and now isn’t playing. Danny doing great in San Jose. I think bringing in Coach Hitchcock was the smartest thing Clarkey’s done in years. I hope he doesn’t fire him if the Flyers lose a game or two in the post season. Clarke is never satisfied. Next he’ll be ditching guys like Marty Murray and Donald Brashear!! I wish teams could trade General Managers too. Of course, if we traded Clarkey, we’d have to throw in Recchi and LeClair just to make teams interested. Just my opinion.

  14. Styles says:

    I’m a Flyers fan myself and I have to agree with you. I can’t believe I’m agreeing with a Leafs fan but nobody’s perfect. This city gets down on the Flyers all the time. Look at recently….everyone’s complaining because they got romped by Atlanta a few games ago but it was their first loss in 6 games!! Maybe 7!! I can’t stand going to the F.U. Center and listening to people taunt the players for a bouncing puck or a miscue on a pass. Amazing. I have to say, Leafs fans are true to their team from what I’ve seen here and in Toronto. I tip my hat to true fans. It’s too bad it’s a silly team. (Hey, I’m a Flyers fan, it’s my duty to say that.)

  15. big_booty says:

    Exactly – it was a Bob Gainey/Tom Hicks signing that Hitch didn’t want and eventually led to him getting fired.

    Donald Audette play defense? Not in this lifetime.

  16. big_booty says:

    The Flyers had to make a deal like this, and it’s the kind of trade that Clarke could make in his sleep.

    Wright might get some playing time on the big club, but for the most part he is Phantoms fodder. The AHL club was having issues with a short bench due to call-ups and injuries, so Clarke went out and got a young, serviceable forward who can still play a little bit.

    Wright is not a replacement for Justin Williams, I can assure you of that.

    There is nothing wrong with waiting until Big John comes back, a major weapon will be rejoining the arsenal. Besides, the team is playing their best hockey of the season. Injuries are going to happen and there is no need to press the panic button.

  17. Habs_to_the_top says:

    Good article, but I disagree with the Flyers being the most frustrating team in hockey to follow. Ever heard of the Habs? And their moron of a GM? This guy has made some of the dumbest trade moves ever! The last one (Hackett) just adds to the list. You being a Flyers fan probably don’t mind some of there moves as your team has benefited from a couple of his brainless moves.

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