Sunday, November 21, 2010

Flyers re-acquire Syvret in minor deal

The Flyers made a minor move today, re-acquiring former Flyer Danny Syvret along with center Rob Bordson for a pair of Phantoms forwards, David Laliberte and Pat Maroon.

I'm not sure why the Flyers felt they needed more defensemen, but Syvret returns to the organization he spent 2 seasons with from 2008 to 2010. In total, Syvret played 23 games for the Flyers before being waived by the club back in February. Given the logjam of defensemen already in the NHL, Syvret will likely spend the rest of the season with the Phantoms.

As for Bordson, he is a young forward who has played 15 games in the AHL this season, netting just 1 goal and 2 assists. He had considerable success in college (40 points in 40 games) with Minnesota-Duluth so he does have some upside.

The deal finally sees a resolution to the Patrick Maroon situation. Maroon, who was sent home by the Phantoms back in October, will get a fresh start with a new club. I always liked David Laliberte's upside, as he had a few good seasons with the Phantoms and even played 11 games in the NHL last season, but apparently the Flyers were comfortable moving him.

In terms of talent, the Flyers certainly gave up more than they received in this trade, as you would expect in any deal where you ship out a headcase like Maroon. While I'm not all that impressed with anything the Flyers acquired, I'm sure they are just happy to have Maroon out of the organization.

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