Last week, I wrote about a mailbag post that Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia had about the Philadelphia Flyers still looking into the possibility of going after Shea Weber again. Well, he’s at it again this week.
This time, he focuses more on who the Flyers would give up up to the Nashville Predators. The player that he focuses on is prospect Sam Morin.
Morin was drafted by the Flyers in the first round of last year’s NHL Draft. He is another defenseman in the Zdeno Chara or Tyler Mylers mold as Morin is 6’7″. The fact that Panaccio compares him to Chris Pronger shows that he could definitely fit in with the Flyers style of play.
However, all those aspects are what the Predators would want in return for Weber. After all, they would be giving up their captain and their best player. They would need a lot in return, for sure including a defenseman and Morin would definitely fit the bill.
Asking his followers if they would give up Morin in a deal for Weber, it was a surprise that most said that they wouldn’t. It is not them in control however, and Panaccio also notes that we might not know who will be making the decision in Philadelphia either.
He mentions that Paul Holmgren might not be retained and be replaced, possibly by Ron Hextall.
None of this would happen at the Trade Deadline however. This is a trade that will happen at the Draft, if it happens at all. It would probably be a smart move for the Flyers as they are hosting the 2015 NHL Draft.