…Well, obviously this is not good news as Pronger is the player that the Flyers – in my opinion – can least afford to lose, but this is why the team claimed Boynton off waivers. Tonight, he’ll make his debut as the Flyers once again will need to come away with two points to keep their cushion atop the Eastern Conference in tact. The Leafs will likely target him early – I hope he works himself hard in warmups, because the Flyers can ill-afford a let down against another inferior opponent.
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…I don’t really know much about Boynton, but he seems like a likable guy already. He tells Stephen Whyno in this article that he’s fine with being the team’s seventh defenseman, and I don’t really think he’ll see a whole lot of playing time unless something unspeakable happens to one of the Flyers six d-men. Look for him to come in soon – possibly this week – as Sean O’Donnell’s 39 year old body may need to rest before the playoffs begin.
…Seems like he’ll be a perfect fit here – when he plays, of course.
…I really like the Boynton pick-up. If someone’s hurt, there’s a more than viable option in Boynton to step in and save the day. He’s won a Cup, and he’s played solid in the process. He showed last year that he can come out of the press box in the most important part of his team’s season and play strong defensively on the ice. Not to mention, he’s a beast. I’m anxious to see him play a little before the season’s over.
News broke this morning that the Flyers have claimed former Stanley Cup Champion Nick Boynton off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Boynton, 32, was a healthy scratch for Chicago’s last 22 games this season. He was in uniform last season when the ‘Hawks won their first Stanley Cup since 1961 in Philadelphia.
In other, perhaps more important news:
And now, before you freak out, Travis Hughes tells you what I was already going to say:
…Don’t freak out. This is really not a big deal. The Flyers are so pressed against the cap that moves like this are needed. As Travis says, JVR will probably be back by Thursday.