Monday, October 9, 2017

NHL trade review: Tokarski to Flyers

                The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired goalie Dustin Tokarski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations. Also, Leland Irving, another goalie, was traded from the Phantoms (Flyers AHL) to the Gulls (Ducks AHL) for future considerations.

                The Flyers have Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth as their goalies, and Anthony Stolarz and Alex Lyon in their organization, so Tokarski is just some depth. Also, Stolarz is injured. Tokarski will take Irving's place on the depth chart. Irving was just Lyon's backup in Lehigh Valley, and with prospect Carter Hart in the juniors, Irving didn't have a chance to make the NHL again.

                 Tokarski, 28, played one game in relief last year for the Ducks, making five saves on as many shots. He has a 2.84 GAA and .904 SV% in 34 career games for Anaheim, the Canadiens and the Lightning.

                 I'm not really sure why the Ducks did this, since I think Tokarski is better, and is a year younger. Irving will also take Tokarski's spot on the Ducks' chart.

                 Iving, 29, had a 2.18 GAA, and .923 SV% overseas last year. In his NHL career years ago for the Flames, he has a 3.25 GAA and a .902 SV% in 12 games.

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