The Philadelphia Flyers and general manager Chuck Fletcher made some moves yesterday but didn't make the big one everybody was expecting.
Many insiders and analysts believed that the Flyers were going to trade Scott Laughton to a playoff bound team with Laughton soon to become UFA.
After all was said and done, Laughton not only remained a Flyer but ended up signing a five year extension.
Fletcher explained why.
"The thought of creating an additional hole. to me, wasn't very appealing. He's part of the solution going forward," Fletcher said.
"If we subtracted him from our lineup, that would be a big hole, not just for this year but going forward. So we thought it was important to address that. As we move forward, obviously we'll have a lot of decisions to make in the offseason. But the way I look at our group is, we have enough talent to win more games than what we've won and play better than how we've played."
Are you happy the team kept him around instead of shipping him out?