CSNNE's Joe Haggerty wrote two weeks ago about possible defensemen the Bruins could be targeting to replace Dennis Seidenberg, who tore his ACL and MCL just before the New Year. One of the players Haggerty mentions is Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros and reports a trade for Meszaros would be pretty feasible.
Now, the timing of this is key as it was written two weeks ago before Meszaros went on his most recent tear of three goals and six assists in his last seven games.
Meszaros' price is rising but by how much? We don't quite know. There are still questions about whether or not he can stay on the ice for an extended period of time. Right now, he appears healthy and the benefits are seen on the ice. It only takes one game, one shift, one hit to change all of that.
Meszaros is in the last year of his deal and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. It does not appear that the Flyers will be re-signing him as they already have a logjam on the blue line.
He carries a $4 million cap hit and it seemed pretty clear early-on the Flyers would move him if given the opportunity. Now that he has gotten hot, how long do they hold out on making a move?
I say sell high on Meszaros but that's just me. Take what you can get for him because he was a guy who was a healthy scratch for a large part of the "2013" portion of the 2013-14 season. If he has value and Paul Holmgren can get what he deems to be a fair value for Meszaros, there's no reason not to make a move.
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