You guys are forgetting that we traded for Matt Ford remember? The guy should be ready for a NHL role this year
Being that I'm a hockey noob my first reaction when I saw the headline was disappointment because I really liked JVR, but at the same time I don't really know anything about Schenn.
From what I'm seeing in here so far it doesn't seem to be that bad of a move. Can anyone throw down a quick scouting report on Schenn?
What has to be remembered is this: is while everyone will tell you JVR is a power forward, and they take a while to develop, so does being a shut down defensemen. If they can get L.Schenn to stay into position, he's a near ideal linemate for Matty Carle. This will allow Carle to do what he does best (breakout passes, pinch, set up goals) while Schenn (shot blocking, physical, stay at home) does the dirty work.
Schenn's got number 1 defense pairing upside. Just as JVR has 30 goal upside.
If we want Ryan or Nash, we would have to give up possibly two players and picks. Are they worth it? Best case scenario may be to add depth to the forwards or sign a fa
there may be a slight chance they push for Parise on July 1, but outside of that, maybe bring Jagr back....
i don't know. it really does put an interesting spin on things.
Hey Flyer fans just coming over from the Leafs thread.
What should we expect from JVR? I mean... don't bash him be honest hahaha.
Anyways, I think it's a good deal for both teams. Schenn will do well under Laviolette you can count on it.
The ceiling for Schenn is a number 1 shut down d-man imo, and the ceiling for JVR is a 35 goal scorer. What's the more coveted of those 2? Clearly its d-man they are much harder to come by than forwards. That's why I like this trade. Part of me thinks people are disappointed because Homer didn't commit highway robbery again some trades are going to be even for both teams people.
Schenn is very simple. Stay at home guy. He won't lead the NHL in points for a D man but he is reliable for the most part. He struggled last year consistency wise for us but hey we did was Wilson as a coach.
He was just not a fit. He should do well under you guys with Pronger mentoring him.
Tried My hand at a CapGeek Roster. Instead of the 70.3mil cap they have I used a 66.3
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
C28G Flyer 2012-13 Line-Up Thought
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Zach Parise ($6.500m)
Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Danny Briere ($6.500m) / Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m)
Matt Read ($0.900m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Jakub Voracek ($3.000m)
Eric Wellwood ($0.580m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Ben Holmstrom ($0.805m)
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Nicklas Grossmann ($3.500m)
Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m)
Luke Schenn ($3.600m) / Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m)
Andreas Lilja ($0.738m) /
Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.667m)
Martin Biron ($0.875m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $66,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,332,500; BONUSES: $2,705,000
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $1,967,500
So what do you guys think^
Honestly, I just don't see us getting Parise. It would be awesome though. Sign Biron, and a defenseman+forward in free agent.
Can Schenn play on the power play? It would be great to have a good right handed shot on the point for the pp