CARTER AND RICHARDS TRADED - MORE TO COME?
The Flyers have traded Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets and less than an hour later shipped captain Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings.
The Carter trade was something we first discussed on this blog a couple weeks ago, but Flyers execs told me was not going to happen.
Well, it did.
The Flyers will receive 21-year-old forward Jake Voracek and two draft picks in this weekend's draft - the Blue Jackets first rounder (8th overall) and a third rounder.
The later sent Richards to Los Angeles for Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn and a second round pick.
Guess the relationship between Richards and coach Peter Laviolette was sour enough to force that trade out west.
The Flyers may not be done. I've heard there are more rumblings with the Flyers who are looking to make a major acquisition.
Also, sources have confirmed the Flyers have agreed to a contract in principal with Ilya Bryzgalov for nine years and $51 million.