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CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports General Managers Paul Holmgren and Peter Chiarelli chatted for the entire second-period intermission of Tuesday’s games between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Could a deal could be brewing between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins?

“It’s the second time that Chiarelli has spent time personally watching the Flyers players as he also was in the press box for Philadelphia’s January 22nd game against the New Jersey Devils. It’s no secret that Philly has stumbled out of the gate and needs major defensemen help with the injuries they’ve sustained along their blue line, and that Boston has good NHL depth with seven capable guys on the Boston roster along with at least four able-bodied blueliners (Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski, David Warsofsky and Zach Trotman) ready to help an NHL club from the AHL level.”

And, as Haggerty points out, the Boston squad is said to be interested in adding a scoring winger and forward depth.

@jammer2 @flyercanuck and others who seem to know the young up and comers pretty well... what do you know about those 4 guys mentioned at the end? And are they saying those 4 would be to help out in Glen Falls or with the Flyers?

Who do we have available that would qualify as 'depth'? I'm sure no one would want Knuble or Fedotenko. And Talbot is probably number 1 on their lists, but it would be foolish to part with him.

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It would be very foolish to part with Talbot.

Maybe a Knuble or Fedotenko. It really doesn't matter who it is because you know their career will be resurrected as soon as they leave the Flyers.

I just find the timing of it very strange, considering Meszaros is set to return and Gus has made it back into the lineup. Why would we be trading for defensive help when our guys are finally returning?

If anything at all is brewing, it's probably for the farm, or some other small deal.

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well Krug is a LH shot @5'9" 174...small i would say..

Torey Krug is a small puck-moving defenseman with a big heart. Most undersized defenseman are offense first, but that is not the case with Krug who will do whatever it takes to win; block a shot, take a hit to make a play, or battle in the corners. When he does activate offensively, he uses his outstanding skating ability to join the rush and act as a fourth attacker, but he’s smart about limiting the amount of risks he takes. He has excellent distribution skills and will eventually be an option on the power play.

Krug has legitimate top-four talent, but there will always be questions about his size and ability to handle power forwards.

Bartowski a LH shot @ 6'1" 205...Bartkowski was the last defenseman cut from camp last fall and even though Kampfer leapfrogged him on the depth chart, a year of strength and development makes him even closer. Unfortunately for Bartkowski, the Bruins top-seven looks set at the moment so, barring injury, Bartkowski will most likely be the number one defenseman in Providence to start the season, and the first call to Boston.

Warsofsky LH shot @ 5' 9" 172...Warsofsky has the skill and pedigree of a legit top-four defenseman, but his size is a significant hurdle. There are no top-four defensemen in the NHL under 5’10” and Warsofsky looks closer to 5’8” than his listed 5’9”. To find a niche, he may need to become something of a 3rd pair/PP specialist the way that Tampa uses Marc Andre Bergeron. But for now, the Bruins are going to give Warsofsky every opportunity to reach his potential as a top-four defenseman. Expect him to start the season in Providence where he will be relied on for big minutes and power-play time.

Trotman RH shot @6'3" 195....It now appears as though Trotman has real NHL upside. At 6’4” and 211 pounds he certainly has the size. He’s raised the bar on his skating and his outlet game is getting there, as well. He'll develop his game in the AHL for the 2012-13 season.

Just what i could quickly find...

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Krug is NHL ready right now, but he is a little guy who would have a tough time against bigger forwards. Think Brett Lebda in his prime, capable of a good year as a bottom six guy who can move the puck a little.

Bartkowski is 24, six foot one, went to Ohio State, I remember watching him and thinking he would make it, he looks now like a servicable seventh d-man.

The other two are more projects for down the road at best. Nothing to see here, move on.

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@jammer2 @flyercanuck and others who seem to know the young up and comers pretty well... what do you know about those 4 guys mentioned at the end? And are they saying those 4 would be to help out in Glen Falls or with the Flyers?

Who do we have available that would qualify as 'depth'? I'm sure no one would want Knuble or Fedotenko. And Talbot is probably number 1 on their lists, but it would be foolish to part with him.

Am I crazy or would Danny Briere be an interesting option in a trade? I know he costs a lot but only for one more year and anyone who is looking to make a deep playoff run would view Danny Briere as a great asset.

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@Phillygrump

If you could get him to waive the NTC he'd be a great asset for a team looking for goals. The guy is gold is the playoffs, so he'd be a good acquisition, along with the expiring contract. We've paid some hefty prices for guys like him at the trade deadline...might be a good time to sell instead of buy.

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@jammer2 @flyercanuck and others who seem to know the young up and comers pretty well... what do you know about those 4 guys mentioned at the end? And are they saying those 4 would be to help out in Glen Falls or with the Flyers?

Who do we have available that would qualify as 'depth'? I'm sure no one would want Knuble or Fedotenko. And Talbot is probably number 1 on their lists, but it would be foolish to part with him.

I would expect some kind of trade after today's loss. No one should be untouchable except Giroux. The defense will not get the Flyers to the playoffs. Going to have to give up a good forward or two, no other way. That is the price the Flyers pay for not having a GM that does not know how to draft and develop defencemen. Bryz is looking more and more like not the solution, today case in point.

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@BearOnIce I would not trade a single player to help this team out right now. Not even a depth guy like Harry Z...it's just not worth it. We are more than 3-4 players away, so why give up assets in a virtually hopeless cause? Let this team sink or swim on their own and sit tight. Don't waste any assets trying to improve this squad.

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@jammer2. The only was I make a trade is trading away some vet depth (knuble, Feds, Briere) for draft picks, prospects or a combination of the two. I'm not making a trade this season as a "buyer "

I'd buy a goalie or defenseman under 30 with at least two years remaining on their contract. Then again, that's not really a move for this season exclusively.

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@doom88 Yeah, that would make sense. As long as it helps the team out in the long run, I just don't want to break up the team *just* to make the playoffs, not with the stiff Bryz in net, despite his decent stats, I don't trust this guy when the going gets tough....and his stats are now in a downward spiral, just like I thought would happen.

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