Thursday, February 16, 2012
Grossman, a 6 year NHL veteran, doesn't put up big scoring numbers but that isn't what the Flyers are missing with Pronger out of the lineup. Grossman will provide the Flyers with plenty of size (6 foot 3, 227 pounds) and quality defensive play in the back end. He will also provide some physicality and can kill penalties and block shots.
Is the acquisition of Grossman enough to replace everything the Flyers have lost with Pronger out of the lineup? No, but they at least add another piece without giving up anything on their current roster. The Flyers routinely give up draft picks so it's not at all shocking to see them give a few away for immediate help. With the NHL trade deadline approaching, expect more moves in the coming days.