Flyers Hurt Themselves With Lack Of Draft Picks, Bad Contracts

The Philadelphia Flyers would have liked to act at the deadline on Wednesday, but general manager Paul Holmgren hurt himself by not having any assets at his disposal.

From SBN's Broad Street Hockey:

The Flyers did absolutely nothing at the 2010 NHL trade deadline, despite being extremely active on the phones over the last few days. Why weren't they able to pull the trigger on a deal? It all comes back to the same problems that we've seen for the entire season. They have almost no draft picks, no major prospects in the professional ranks, and no cap room.

These results are not surprising.

Paul Holmgren still tried, though. He tried to get Dan Hamhuis. He tried to get Tomas Vokoun. He tried to get Dwayne Roloson, Raffi Torres and Joe Corvo. In the end, he was either outbid by another team or just didn't have enough to give up.

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