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How Sean Walker has blossomed with Flyers amid rampant trade rumors

Photo Credit: Heather Barry

When the Philadelphia Flyers acquired Sean Walker from the Los Angeles Kings last offseason, there was no confetti or ticker tape. Fans weren’t dancing in the streets of Center City with visions of the newest Flyer bringing the Stanley Cup back to Philadelphia.

On the contrary, there was hardly a reaction at all.

The acquisition of Walker was nondescript in the grand scheme. If anything, fans were celebrating the birth of a new vision never before put into practice by the rebuilding Flyers — a franchise too proud not to move heaven and earth to consistently compete in the regular season, only to suffer immediate disappointment against actual juggernauts in the playoffs.

But as things turned out, Walker has ended up being quite a find for the Flyers. An undrafted free agent out of Bowling Green, the Ontario native has proved to be not just a valuable addition on the Flyers blue line, but possibly a key cog on a team preparing for a Cup run.

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