Comparing James van Riemsdyk to His '07 Draft Counterparts
Quite frankly, [he's here because] his cap number is zero. It's not an ideal situation to be in. David Sloane is a college hockey player who's never played a pro game. Is he ready for the National Hockey League? Probably not, but he'll get on-the-job training and we'll see. You try to have the best team you can, but the lesson here is that you have to try to leave yourself a little leeway [with the salary cap].
- Paul Holmgren, discussing the addition of the Flyers newest defenseman.