Big trade to open the season [PS3]

Posted: September 15, 2012 by Phuong Pham in Uncategorized

The first blockbuster of the PS3 season is now CONFIRMED.

To Philadelphia:

Mike Cammalleri 85 OV
Shane Doan 82 OV

To Dallas:

David Booth 84 OV
Kyle Turris 80 OV
Teemu Hartikainen 72 OV

This is an intriguing deal for both teams as this trade completely changes the dynamic of both teams. Philadelphia has reunited Mike Cammalleri and Tomas Plekanec, former linemates in Montreal and also gives Marcus Johansson the opportunity to claim the 2nd line C, if Cammalleri and Plekanec do indeed play together on Philadelphia’s top line. Speaking of Philadelphia’s top line, has Chris Stewart lost his spot on the top line to Doan? Probably. The coaching staff isn’t too happy about the lack of chemistry between Stewart and Plekanec. Philadelphia has filled their need for a top line sniper, they now just need to shore up some defense. Their second pairing of Gorges and Rundblad struggled in last nights game. GM Pham had this to say about the deal.

“We’ve been looking for a top line sniper since the start of the season, to be able to fill such a big need so quickly is huge for the team. Cammy will come in and help the team immediately. We haven’t decided whether we’ll use him on the top line with old team and linemate Plekanec or utilize him on the second line. I expect the two to play together on the power play but I’ll leave that up to the coaching staff to decide. Doan has been in the league for a long time, we still feel he has a lot left in the tank and has a huge passion to win. He’s a veteran who will bring the calm to the younger players during high pressure games. I’ve already called both players and they are extremely excited to be part of the Flyers organization.”

Dallas’ had two goals in this trade, get rid of Doan and get younger. Dallas management had recently fallen out of favour with Doan and hoped to unload him as quickly as possible and unfortunately had to give up a good player in Cammalleri to get a deal done. David Booth is expected to step up with Dallas and take over Doan’s production and Hartaiknen gives the team some depth as a 13th forward. Who wins this deal will depend on how Turris develops. He’s still a bit unproven but showed last year he has the ability to drive play at a high level. He can still become a above average first line centre for Dallas. Dallas’ GM had this to say about the deal.

“We’ve blessed to have depth in all our positions so we were dealing form a position of strength. We feel Turris is capable of becoming an elite player and on our team, his development won’t be rushed. If he continues to prove himself, we’ll play him in as many situations as we can but with the depth we have, we don’t absolutely need him to. With this trade, we’ve set ourselves up nicely to win now and for the future. I have nothing to say on the situation with Doaner, I wish him the absolute best in Philadelphia.”

Shane Doan has been named captain of the Philadelphia Flyers.

-Lobbierr Insiderr


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