NHL Trade Rumors: Kevin Shattenkirk Target Of Philadelphia Flyers For Daniel Briere?

Dilip Vishwanat

Out of left field comes this trade rumor that could only be do-able in the mind of Paul Holmgren.

Thank you to Travis over at Broad Street Hockey for bringing this piece of wackiness to my attention. As usual, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren wants to make a splash by the trade deadline, especially since the Flyers are not a particularly successful team right now. They are 9-11-1 on the year and are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Something needs to be done. But what? How about trade Daniel Briere for defensive help? Sure, stands to reason.

Then you keep reading BSH's write up and you come to this:

(The story goes on to say that Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is a player the Flyers are interested in, but that it would definitely take the Flyers more than Briere to snag him away from St. Louis. Shattenkirk is just 24. We'll abstain from commenting on the merit of this for the time being, but obviously feel free to discuss that and the merits of trading Briere in the comments.)

Huh?? Yes, the original article from the Daily News suggests that Paul Holmgren would be interested in acquiring Kevin Shattenkirk. He and 28 other general managers. There is no way in hell that Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong does this. Absolutely no way.

But can you blame Holmgren for throwing the idea out there?

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