To be honest, I thought today would be a lot busier. Yesterday we saw a few goalies make their way onto the trade market and a few vets put through waivers. Today, we have a minor signing, those players clearing waivers and a most likely bunk rumor. Lets go over the action for today:
- Derek MacKenzie and Lukas Krajicek both cleared waivers today. MacKenzie goes to the Jackets AHL affiliate the Syracuse Crunch, link here. Krajicek will not go down to the AHL says Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes.
- Sam Carchidi with Broad Street Bull reports a failed trade proposal between the Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The supposed deal would send Mike Smith to Philly in exchange for talented youngsters Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk. I could barely keep a straight face reading a proposal that involves two of the better young players in the game for essentially a good backup. Carchidi suggests a relatively equal trade as a rebuttal, Bobby Ryan + for Jeff Carter.
- In minor news, the Flyers signed John Grahame to a tryout based contract. The contract is said to be for the Phantoms so Grahame is a long shot from NHL action.
Not too busy of a weekend. In fact, there are only 24 teams and 12 games tonight, where most Saturdays feature closer to thirty teams in action. Looking at this thread, it closer resembles an AHL trade rumors thread. With the holiday season approaching and therefore a trade deadline before the annual roster freeze one can only wonder if this is the calm before the storm. If the recent activity on the waiver wire is any indication, the tides will stay calm until after the new year.
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