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Could JVR be on the move today?

Feb 27, 2012, 10:22 AM EDT

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TSN’s Darren Dreger reports via Twitter the Flyers are “fielding calls” about James van Riemsdyk. The 22-year-old forward was picked by many to be a breakout player after a strong postseason, but injuries – including a long absence with a concussion – have hampered his progress.

With all the talent Philadelphia’s got up front, perhaps GM Paul Holmgren believes JVR could be parlayed into help in other areas.

Dreger reports San Jose offered Antti Niemi, but that’s “not happening.” (’s Tim Panaccio says Niemi wasn’t the name offered.)

There’s been tons of speculation linking Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn to JVR, and a change of scenery might be good for both those players.

  1. jkay1818 - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    But I’m confused. The article right below this said the Flyers won’t be making any moves. Bellisimo with all this journalism.

    • Jason Brough - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM

      Stay tuned for another post about which post was accurate when all was said and done.

      • jkay1818 - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:49 AM

        IM hoping it’s you, i have a lot of money riding on this.

    • Jason Brough - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM

      Hope you got good odds.

  2. broadstbully33 - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    unless the return is big I would say no deal..

  3. govtminion2 - Feb 27, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Way to be a team player Jason!! Marvelous Mikey H. Writes a well thought out story then 10 minutes later you take a journalistic dump on it. Mike should kick you in the junk.

    • Jason Brough - Feb 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      I’m not good in the room.

  4. hartsy19 - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Coach told me JVRs not going anywhere this year.

  5. icelovinbrotha215 - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    JVR for Jamie Benn? Anyone else hear this rumor?

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