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NHL trade deadline 2017: Recapping the Flyers moves

One trade, two signings.

Recapping the 2017 Flyers trade deadline

Recapping the 2017 Flyers NHL trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone. Let's recap the Flyers moves!

Posted by Broad Street Hockey: For Philadelphia Flyers Fans on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Flyers made three moves on NHL trade deadline day here today, and we’re here to recap them all with you.

They started off the day with two contract signings, giving both Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Michal Neuvirth two-year extensions with big raises.

Here’s our take on the Neuvirth extension:

But the issue at hand now is that re-signing Michal Neuvirth doesn’t get us much closer to answering that question of who the Flyers’ starter will be next year. And unless Neuvirth’s signing a contract that would make it easy for the Flyers to bury him in the minors — in which case, why would the Flyers be so eager to do that now, and why would Neuvirth even sign it? — then they’ve only got one more spot on the roster to try and get that guy, with no obvious path there in mind.

Here’s our take on the Bellemare extension:

A $1.45 million per year fourth liner? That’s a lot of money for a good fourth liner, let alone one with the complete lack of scoring ability or play driving ability that Bellemare’s shown.

And the big deal of the day: Mark Streit was sent to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Valtteri Filppula, their fourth round pick in 2017 and a conditional seventh round pick in 2017. Tampa then flipped Streit to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a fourth.

Here’s our take on that:

Forward Valtteri Filppula is coming back to Philadelphia. The Flyers also get Tampa’s fourth round pick in 2017 and a conditional seventh round pick in 2017. Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that the Flyers are eating a portion of Streit’s salary, which doesn’t really matter since it’s done in 20 games.

Filppula has one year left on his deal at $5 million against the cap, and Tampa has been trying to move him for other cap reasons.

We’ll have much more on the deadline going forward today, including a special edition of BSH Radio later tonight. Thanks for reading along with us.