Both the Blues and Flyers both made a few tweaks at the trade deadline. The Blues added Zybnek Michalek, Robert Bortuzzo, and Olli Jokinen. The Flyers shipped out defenseman Braydon Coburn to the Lightning.
The difference here is that the Flyers will probably not make the playoffs, so their tweaks were for the future. The Blues will be in the playoffs, and their tweaks was to fill in a few gaps and to polish the lineup. The polish will be in the pressbox tonight for the most part, but Bortuzzo will be in the line-up against an opponent very familiar to him. He'll be paired with Barret Jackman tonight. Says Jax:
"He’s tall," Jackman said. "He skates well for a big man. It’s going to take a lot of communication, but he plays a simple game — fit right in with me. He’s coming into a new system, so we’ll talk him through some things, (but) there’s nothing but good things about him."
This is your morning open thread. Check back later on for some road music, and head over to Broad Street Hockey to say hi to our SBN overlord Travis and his crew. They're pretty nice for Flyers fans.