Recommendation: Bob remains as locked in as any goalie in the league, and if the ragtag Blue Jackets do end up squeaking into the postseason he may just deserve Hart Trophy as well as Vezina attention.
Wayne Simmonds has agreed to 6 year extension with PHI. Not sure on precise AAV but hearing it's around $4M per year.
Regarding the trade bringing Zybnek Michalek back to Phoenix from Pittsburgh - "Phoenix general manager Don Maloney said. "We know what he is, so we were thrilled. ... We looked at ‘Z' playing with a young player like Oliver Ekman-Larsson as a terrific combo to matchup against the best players in the West."
You know what, you hear about it when you play against the Flyers, how they take care of their alumni, and I'm witnessing it first-hand. They've been unbelievable. As a hockey player, we all know that it's hard to retire, and you have those worries, 'what are you gonna do', y'know? 'What am I gonna do?' Those guys really embraced me, they're really taking care of me, this is great. I can't thank them enough.
"I have way more respect for the game than that. People always say, if Wayne Gretzky can be traded, anyone can be traded. To suggest I'd deliberately try to hold one up is an absolute joke.
"I love my teammates in Philadelphia. Management has treated me extremely well. Honestly, I'm the type of person that, if a team did not want me here, I would not want to be here. I certainly would not hold anything up."
Bryz is scared of bears. There were like 70 bears at the game! I wonder what would happen if he said he is scared of beautiful naked girls?!
TRADE: #Flyers have acquired (D) Nicklas Grossman from Dallas in exchange for a 2012 2nd rd pick(from LA) & 2013 3rd rd pick(from MIN).
#Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announced that Danny Briere is out indefinitely with a concussion