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Philadelphia Flyers Add Brendan Lemieux at the NHL Trade Deadline

Just when you thought we couldn’t dislike the Philadelphia Flyers anymore, General Manager Chuck Fletcher told us all to hold his beer while he went out and traded for Brendan Lemieux. Lemieux comes to the Flyers along with a 2024 5th-round pick from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Zack MacEwan.

It’s been a tough season in LA for Lemieux, who is still looking for his first goal of the year and only has three assists. He is also a minus-six but does have a robust 53 penalty minutes, which is impressive considering he only averages about seven minutes of ice time a game.

This trade, for me, is a bit of a head-scratcher for the Flyers, as if they don’t get enough bad PR from Head Coach John Tortorella’s press conferences (always hilarious, at least) or simply from the fact they have defenseman Tony DeAngelo on their roster. DeAngelo, by the way, was booed by his own fans in Philadelphia the other night, so why not add Lemieux and throw some more fuel on the fire?

That said, if ever there was a player born to play in Philadelphia, it’s probably Brendan Lemieux. Maybe they’re hoping for Zac Rinaldo 2.0 because, you know, that was so much fun. Does anyone else remember when Lemieux was suspended for biting the hand of Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk? Good times and always a good sign when that is your newest acquisition’s biggest claim to fame.

While most teams in the Eastern Conference have been busy adding some of the most talented players in the league, the Flyers added Lemieux, who should definitely help with the rebuild (total sarcasm in case that flew over your head like a right hook from Lemieux).

I apologize, but I just have nothing nice to say about Lemieux or this trade. This trade stinks, and so do the Flyers.

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