Flyers get Eminger from Washington in exchange for 27th pick overall
I like Steve Eminger, but I question this trade a little bit. Though he performed well for the Capitals throughout the season and in a few playoff appearances, Eminger is still not a top four defenseman. And I believe the Flyers may have been able to acquire him for less.
This also means someone will be the odd man out. If Hatcher and Smith both return to the lineup this fall (please God no!), then Lasse Kukkonen may be out. On the other hand, should Hatcher retire or Smith sign elsewhere, having Eminger on the blue line may solve the Flyers lack of depth in D. At least for the short term.
Oh well. In Holmgren we trust, eh?