Perhaps the Flyers should hire Murray for the Flyers and not the Phantoms.
JVR will prove to his former team that they screwed up by trading him. It's like PHI panicks with their team and trades the wrong player, and doesn't give them the time needed to get that 'level'.
Philly has all that home grown talent, and rather than wait a few years and letting it gel before adding to it, they keep tweaking their team every offseason.
at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
you figure that by now they'd be able to get their bus out of the mud after stacking all the goaltenders they've thrown under it.
I feel like this trade will favor the Flyers... but only because the other part involved is the Leafs. and they suck.