Kapanen traded to the Flyers

Sami Kapanen and minor leaguer Ryan Bast, were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers today for forwrad Pavel Brendl and Defenseman Bruno St. Jacques. While this seems to be a depth move for the Flyers due to their many injured players, I have to wonder what this does to their ability to acquire a bigger name closer to the trade deadline as Brendl is a name mentioned in almost every trade.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=27104



58 Responses to Kapanen traded to the Flyers

  1. Sands says:

    Negative, You cannot say the Rangers gave Brasher or Kapanen to philly. Because think about what the Rangers lost now. Nothing they lost Johnson…… for Lindros. Philly traded the other two guys with other teams… so what you said makes no sense. But I do see kind of what you mean, it can me argued for years.

    All I can say is that the Rangers are getting an NY Jet chance of getting into the playoff’s….. teams around them are loosing….. they need to step it up a few and they can make a run for that last place spot in the playoff’s.

  2. Leafanatic says:

    First, it’s Mats not Matt and if you wanted to make fun of his last name you forgot the b. Second, even after missing 6 games this year he still has more goals and points than anyone on the Flyers or the Rangers. (I’m unsure of which of those two you follow) Third, if you plan on calling others stupid you should consider omitting grammatical errors from your posts. The word “your” is the possessive of the word “you”, as in your team is blank. You should have used the contraction “you’re” which is the combination of the words “you” and “are”. There are other errors but this wasn’t meant as an English lesson. I just wanted to point out the irony of that well thought out comment.

  3. OldTimeHockey_28 says:

    You can’t look at Sundstrom as a producer. He’s a defensive specialist.

  4. OldTimeHockey_28 says:

    Roman Has been in the top 5 in tenders the last 3 years. Take a look at the numbers.

  5. OldTimeHockey_28 says:

    He had a 1.85 GAA in the playoffs last year. Christ dude.

  6. Sands says:

    Reporters in NY have said in the newspaper’s and on the radio that Lindros is a great teammate and that anyone would want him as there teammate, they also say that he is the nicest guy and that that Clark build up a big lie about him in philly to make him look bad. The daily news reporter was on the Radio and said how wrong he was about Lindros and how he’s a great teammate who invites people to his house to eat and brings guy’s out. WAAAKKKOOOOOO Clark is a nut job. but… I still think he made a good trade for Kapanen.

  7. big_booty says:

    First off, to the mikster I have to say that I am man enough to admit I was wrong about Pavel Brendl.

    He showed flashes of brilliance on the ice, and was given every oppurtunity to succeed at the NHL level. He did not. Over the past couple of weeks it was hoped that he would step it up with how short the bench was becoming, instead he became more invisible. While the veterans on the roster and the coaching staff tried to help him out, he just didn’t seem to get it. This infuriated Clarke, and led to this deal.

    I’m not to happy about St. Jacques leaving. I so wanted him to make it. Nagging injuries were holding him back, but with McAllister finally being unloaded I thought for sure he would get to join the big club. I guess he still wasn’t going to crack the lineup, so credit Clarke for sending him somewhere where he could get playing time, just like he did with Mark Eaton, Andy Delmore, and Francis Lessard before him.

    Brendl and St. Jacques could have been packaged along with a pick for Miroslav Satan, I am left to wonder why Clarke didn’t wait for him to go on the market.

    I am taking a wait-and-see approach to this deal and Sami Kapanen. He’s been such a disappointment this season, hopefully a change of scenery to a contending team will invigorate him.

    A good deal nonetheless.

  8. Slovakiaz says:

    this was definitely stupid move for the Canes !!!

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