March 03, 2023
UPDATE [3:07 p.m. ET] – A deal that did go through: Patrick Brown has been traded to the Senators for a 2023 sixth-round pick, giving Ottawa a depth center and a faceoff specialist for a late playoff push.
Trade alert! The #Sens have acquired centre Patrick Brown from @NHLFlyers in exchange for the team's sixth-round draft pick in ’23. pic.twitter.com/08q99A6hD5— Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) March 3, 2023
JVR was not dealt, whatever was possible did not get consummated with DET— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 3, 2023
Hearing that JvR ultimately was not traded.— Charlie O'Connor (@charlieo_conn) March 3, 2023
What an absolute failure on the part of Chuck Fletcher and the Flyers.
UPDATE [2:50 p.m. ET] – Or...maybe not...after multiple beats reported that no deal was done just yet, Friedman followed up that "something happened" to pull the deal back.
Let's see how it plays out— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 3, 2023
UPDATE [2:40 p.m. ET] – James van Riemsdyk is being dealt to Detroit, per Sportsnet's league insider Elliotte Friedman.
pending physical/trade call— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 3, 2023
A club trending up and trying to make a late playoff push, the Red Wings will pick up a net-front presence, ironically enough, as they're about to come to town Sunday to face the Flyers.
Philly's return is not yet known.
UPDATE [2:30 p.m. ET] – The clock's ticking, but things appear to be picking up on James van Riemsdyk at the last minute.
Per TSN's Darren Dreger, Detroit and Seattle are making a push, which came in just minutes after the Wild dealt Jordan Greenway to Buffalo, who was rumored to be a piece in a potential JvR deal between the Flyers and the Wild.
Sounds like Detroit is joining Seattle in a push for JVR. Traction developing of late.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 3, 2023
Additionally, The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta reported on Sportsnet's trade deadline special that van Riemsdyk will be on the move before 3 p.m. ET.
The Flyers came into Friday quiet and with James van Riemsdyk, Kevin Hayes, and a number of other rumored trade targets still on the team.
They did finally make a move, shipping enforcer Zack MacEwen to Los Angeles for another fourth-liner in Brendan Lemieux and a fifth-round draft pick in 2024.
But with the countdown to the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline in its final hours, can general manager Chuck Fletcher pull off any more deals in the Flyers' clearly stated sale?
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