• September 26, 2022

Meszaros Traded to Bruins for Draft Picks

Dallas Stars v Philadelphia FlyersThe Flyers acquired defenseman Andrew MacDonald from the New York Islanders yesterday. As noted then, it would be difficult to evaluate that trade until all moves before the trade deadline were finalized on Wednesday.

Just before the 3:00 p.m. deadline, the Flyers traded defenseman Andrej Meszaros to the Boston Bruins for a conditional 2014 3rd round draft pick.

The conditions of the draft pick:

  • If the Bruins make the Eastern Conference Finals and Meszaros plays in at least 2/3 of all playoff games, OR the Bruins re-sign Meszaros before the NHL draft, it becomes a 2nd round draft pick.
  • If the Bruins sign Meszaros after the NHL Draft, the Flyers receive an additional 4th round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

As interesting as these clauses are, it would be pragmatic to anticipate the Flyers only receiving a 3rd round pick. Meszaros does have ties with fellow Slovakian olympian Zdeno Chara, but the Bruins are likely to keep Dennis Seidenberg slated for the top pairing next October and may not have need for Meszaros’ services.

In essence, the Flyers traded Andrej Meszaros, a 2nd round pick and a 3rd round pick for Andrew MacDonald and a 3rd round pick. On paper, it’s a relatively lateral move that provides the Flyers with a defensive defenseman that may be more reliable than Nicklas Grossmann and Luke Schenn, but doesn’t address the puck moving concerns on the blue line.

The Flyers didn’t make any dramatic moves, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. General manager Paul Holmgren will still need to take a long hard look at his defense in the offseason (especially if Kimmo Timonen does retire), but the defense has proven serviceable to date if the team remains composed and committed to backchecking.

Josh Janet

Josh Janet was raised in Northern New Jersey, but by an odd set of circumstances, is a Philadelphia sports fan. While recently converted to the Phillies, Josh is a diehard Flyers fan and can be expected to stay on top of the latest NHL news.

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March 6, 2014 5:37 am

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………….. One & done!

March 6, 2014 10:20 am

Let’s hope he stays healthy in the playoffs because bruins are going to go deep. I am glad home stood pat

March 6, 2014 10:33 am

what a game last nigh 6-4 Flyers win vs Caps.
Lecavalier check drops Tom Wilson then Luke Schenn check drops Stoa into the glass cutout on the bench, Tom Wilson drops his gloves to fight L. Schenn for the check while Schenn and Stoa legs are still tangled. Simmonds slaps Stoa while he is on the ground. Erskine goes after Simmonds. Scheen drops Wilson in fight. Erskine goes after Lecavalier during Schenn fight. Simmonds cross checks and slaps Erskine for going after Lecavalier. B Scheen, Simmonds and Lecavalier all start punching Erskine. Caps join in – Erskine isolates Lecavalier and fight drops him. Erskine keeps punching Lecavalier while on the ground. Simmonds grabs Erskine and Lecavalier gets up and drops Erskine who has Simmonds on his back. What a brawl and oh yeah there were 10 goals and Holtby was pulled for poor performance.

March 6, 2014 10:38 am

Old school playoff hockey.

March 6, 2014 11:02 am

All stems from the cheap shot on Schenn from the weekend.

March 6, 2014 11:23 am
Reply to  bugsyhawk

Orlov got 2 games for boarding B Schenn over the weekend —
Luke Wilson also had a cheap shot earlier in the year on B Schenn.
Emery attacking Holtby earlier.
some minor leaguer breaking Lecavalier’s face.
Volpatti knocking out Downie for 2 weeks and putting him hospital.
These teams hate each other!

March 6, 2014 1:12 pm

This and then add in the effin Pens and that scumbag Neal and you have 2 nice chippy rivalries. Need to watch out for Giroux.