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Flyers’ Schenn on brotherly trade rumor: “It’d be fun to play with him”

Feb 9, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT

CSN Philadelphia caught up with Flyers rookie Brayden Schenn to discuss rumors of his brother — Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn — possibly coming to Philadelphia:

The talk of a Schenn reunion in Philly — the City of Brotherly Love! — has been bandied about for a while, with many media outlets speculating Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk could be sent to Toronto in exchange.

Philadelphia has been searching for defensive help since captain Chris Pronger was lost to a concussion and Luke could be a viable solution — while his minutes in Toronto have decreased with the additions of blueliners John-Michael Liles and Jake Gardiner, Luke has still managed 15 points and a plus-nine rating in just over 16 minutes of ice time per game.

Both Schenns have spoken enthusiastically about the idea of playing together, yet tempered expectations of it actually happening.

“We were the Red Wings in Saskatoon,” Brayden said, referring to their minor hockey days in Saskatchewan. “It would be awesome to play with my brother. Ever since Day One we always wanted to. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. Like I said before, rumors are rumors.”

Said Luke: “One day it would be cool to play together down the road. But right now I’m happy in Toronto and would love to be a part of the Leafs organization. In saying that, you also can’t control what goes on as far as trades go and the trade deadline . . . Anyone can get traded.”

  1. BSpeedman - Feb 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Get this trade done… Sick of watching JVR play like he’s the same size as Nathan Gerbe. Guy is 6’3 220 and plays smaller than Briere and Giroux, it’s pathetic. Thought last year’s playoffs were a sign of things to come but obviously it was just a flash in the pan sort of thing. I can’t figure it out and don’t think anyone in the Flyers’ organization can either. It’s time to move on.

    The worst part about JVR: the Flyers were the worst team in the league during the 2006-2007 season and deserved the #1 overall pick, but, as a result of a ping pong ball (i.e. the lottery) the Blackhawks end up with Patrick Kane and we’re stuck with this guy who will never live up to his draft status. It’s unfortunate

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

      Schenn for JVR is not happening. Get over it.

    • psujay - Feb 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

      He doesn’t play smaller than Briere, and I would love this trade as a Leafs fan. Can’t blame a guy for getting picked, that’s just petty. What was he supposed to do? Try to lower his stock?

  2. mydadyourmom - Feb 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Do it, then Kovy can KO both of these scrubs in the same game.

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