Originally Posted by TASS
So if van Riemsdyk were not on the shelf, you think the Flyers would have been able to move him for some help on defense? This was being thrown around before he was hurt, and as you stated he has not been productive at all, not so sure there would be much interest.
Before he got hurt, numerous reports were that Burke was very interested in acquiring JVR. Supposedly Burke has liked JVR since he was in the US Hockey program. JVR has all the size and skill but there were always questions about just how much his heart is into playing hockey going back to the draft. I like the kid but the Flyers problems are painfully obvious on the blue line. If you can get a Luke Schenn in return for JVR you have to pull the trigger. Forward depth is not a problem and Schenn would be the physical defenseman this team lacks since Pronger went down.