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Chuck Fletcher Explains Why He Didn't Make A Blockbuster Deal.


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February 25, 2020  (12:14)
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The Philadelphia Flyers and general manager Chuck Fletcher left some fans and analysts disappointed as they didn't make any blockbuster deals during deadline. Fletcher did make some smart moves by adding some depth at the forward position on the fourth line, a line that's been musical chairs since the start of the season. The Flyers however were attached to some of the big names like Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Kyle Palmieri, Ilya Kovalchuk and even former Flyer Jeff Carter. What Fletcher did end up doing was adding Nate Thompson and Derek Grant. Fletcher explained his moves."We were looking to upgrade our depth at forward. We like our depth in goal, we like our depth in defense, and we have been carrying 12 forwards for a while," Fletcher said. "We weren't looking to overhaul our team, we weren't looking to make dramatic changes. To me the summer is the best time to do that. We made a lot of dramatic I thought last summer, in terms of the number of players we brought in. this was more about depth, character, experience, specific roles and Grant gives us some flexibility."
"We are carrying 12 forwards and you hope for the best, but sometimes things happen. Just to have guys that can move around the lineup. We have seen that a lot of players- Laughton, Raffl. A lot of these guys can do different roles when asked and Grant is another one of those players," Fletcher said.What do you think of Fletcher's explanation?

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