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Luke Schenn reacts to joining the Philadelphia Flyers

Jun 23, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

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Philadelphia Inquirer writer Sam Carchidi reported that Luke Schenn said it was “surreal” to find out he had been traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for James van Riemsdyk. However, he’s certainly happy to have a chance to play on the same team as his brother, Brayden Schenn.

“It’s hard to describe how cool it is,” Luke said.

Brayden couldn’t believe the news, but he’s just as pleased as Luke.

“He told me it was a dream come true,” Luke said. “It’s hard to comprehend right now.”

Of course, the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t acquire him just because they wanted to unite the Schenn brothers. They were looking to bolster their defense that’s been questionable since Chris Pronger suffered a concussion.

“I wouldn’t ever compare myself to Chris Pronger,” Luke said. “He’s obviously going to be in the Hall of Fame.”

That’s certainly a fair statement and we wouldn’t say that he’s capable of replacing Pronger. However, Luke is a great defensive defenseman and he’s locked in to an affordable five-year/$18 million contract that runs through the 2015-16 campaign.

The Flyers didn’t just get a young Chris Pronger, but their defense does look a lot better thanks to this trade.

  1. eaglesfootballfan - Jun 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    It was a good trade for both teams. JVR was a good forward that was big and strong and could cause havoc in front of the net but he could not stay healthy and the flyers have plenty of forwards to score. The Flyers needed help on the blue line as well and Suter is likely to go to a Western Confrence team so they pulled the trigger on Luke Schenn. I just hope they can re-sign Carle now and maybee get 1 or 2 more Defenseman in front of Bryz. Flyers have to continue to bolster the Defense on the blue line.

  2. bleed4philly - Jun 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Great move!!!

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:32 PM

      JVR is right where he belongs with the MAPLE QUEEF’S !

  3. philly4lyfe - Jun 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Welcome to Philly. Now go hit someone.

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Of coarse he’s happy its the greatest organization in the NHL and HOCKEYTOWN #1,Detroit HOCKEYTOWN #2 !

    • kingfooj - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

      this comment is just asking to get chewed

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM


      • kingfooj - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM

        Settle down there kid. For some reason i don’t remember saying what you are referring to or as to what that has to do with my comment, soo i have to admit i have no idea what your point is. But now i do know to disregard anything you post from now on….Awesome, glad thats out of the way. Have a nice day.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:27 PM

        Ok champ, now get back to sucking on your bong !

  5. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Mike Richards was overheard saying the other night at his favorite watering hole “This Cup with the KINGS and all is nice but Iam orange and black and I gotta get back to Philly ” !

  6. kingfooj - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    How many brother duos does this make in the league now?


    folignos next?
    eh, seems unlikely tho

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      We talking brotha’s or brothers ?

      • melonheadsdaddy - Jun 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM

        Seriously bro….stop posting.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

        No bro ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,now git !

      • melonheadsdaddy - Jun 24, 2012 at 3:31 PM

        You’re the reason us Philly fans get a bad rap…and your posts suck. Just sayin..

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:13 PM

        The only reason you get a bad rap is because your you

  7. anthonycarch22 - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Gionta,Miller, and Kostitsyn brothers also

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Jun 24, 2012 at 8:44 AM

      If your fans let the team go bankrupt you cannot be hockey town. Just be honest with your front running selves.

  8. vokounviolatesvirginvag - Jun 23, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    hockeytown 1 is pittsburgh. philthy sucks

  9. icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 23, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Imagine how excited their parents are haha. That’s cool. I’m forward to Luke and Brayden to lay the boom on opponents for years to come.

  10. brubbed - Jun 23, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Jvr created havoc in front the net? When?

  11. xavier46 - Jun 24, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    “It’s hard to describe how cool it is,” Luke said.

    I said that as well, during my first BJ…

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