Man looking back the Hayes trade was huge i think no doubt.
But Chuckles trading Gudas for a top pairing defenseman, a guy who can come in and provide Ivan the confident shoulder to lean so he can continue to round into one of the best defenseman in Flyer's history is soooo huge...i can't say enough how out of the park he hit this.
Looking at how well those two are playing i don't think you could have planned it any better.
Niskanen 7 goals 25 assist 32 points +5 71 blocked shots
Provorov 11 goals 20 assist 31 points +4 100 blocked shots
Man this has gotten better and better as the season has gone.
And this has allowed the other two young guys i think Sanheim and Myers have less pressure so they can continue to work on their game.
Having a dominate pair to put out vs the other teams top lines has been huge to helping Hart grown into his role.
I just don't think Chuckles gets the credit he deserves....i know many have come here to put him on blast about all the negative things that could happen but none have really come out and it looks like they may have been wrong only a few to say well it looks good now but wait just wait it' may go south.....well we're waiting...i just hope the playoffs are their reward for turning it around this year.