TSN – The Philadelphia Flyers have signed restricted free agent forwardBrayden Schenn to a multi-year contract. The team announced the signing on Monday, but no financial terms were released. In 82 games with the Flyers in 2013-14, Schenn scored 20 goals and added 21 assists. He had three assists in seven playoff games.
Brayden Schenn has been a decent Flyer and I like this deal going forward. When we look back at the deal that brought him and Wayne Simmonds to the Orange and Black in exchange for Mike Richards, was it a good trade? I love the hard-nosed game of Simmonds and he adds a lot offensively, where he improves every year. Last year, Schenn had his best season as a pro but struggles to stay consistent and hasn’t lived up to his hype as a 5th overall pick.
Since the trade, Richards has won two Stanley Cups in LA and the Flyers are consistently playing golf in the month of June. Los Angeles is on the verge of a hockey dynasty with key pieces that are former Flyers. I would say that as of today, they have lost the Mike Richards trade like they have lost many before. I know Simmonds and Schenn are both young but at the end of the day young or old the Flyers haven’t won dick. How long can you live off the reputation of potential and hope for the bright future? This city needs a Cup.
The Flyers have a lot of stock in the Schenn family. The Schenn Brothers are the poor version of the Bash Brothers. Never forget.