Flyers Acquire Sestito During Worst Trade Deadline Ever
Tyler J. Altemose
Boy, did today's trade deadline suck.
I'm not speaking about the move made by the Flyers (which I'll get to in a minute). I'm speaking, of course, about the entirety of today's NHL trade deadline.
And I almost called off of work for it. Thank goodness I didn't.
Most of the action seen around the NHL today either involved minor-league-level trades (for example, the trade made between the Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets) or contract extensions. Instead of wasting my time writing it all down, I'm just going to give you a link. Because the sooner I finish this article, the sooner I get to Fiesta Mexico for my fajitas picantes (if you live in or are ever near the Harrisburg, PA area, check out Fiesta Mexico; you can thank me later).
Anyhow, check out all today's "action" here.
Now, onto the pertinent information.
The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they have agreed upon a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets will acquire Michael Chaput and Greg Moore from the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers AHL affiliate. The Flyers will receive LW Tom Sestito from the Springfield Falcons, the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate.
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has confirmed that Sestito--a 2006 third round (85th overall) draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets--will report to the Adirondack Phantoms.
Sestito, in a nutshell, is Flyers hockey. At 6'5", 228lbs, Sestito is a physical forward who uses the forecheck and gets involved in front of the net. He also isn't afraid to lock horns with anyone. Currently he ranks 5th in the AHL in PIM.
The left-winger from Rome, NY has 2 goals and 2 assists in 9 games played with the Blue Jackets this season. He has 11 goals and 21 assists in 46 games played for the Springfield Falcons.
Although the trade deadline has come and gone, it doesn't necessarily mean the Flyers are done making moves. Intra-organizational moves are still permitted, as the NHL waiver period lasts from 12 days prior to opening day of the NHL season through the day after the last game of the Flyers' regular season.
Does this mean that the Flyers roster is locked? Essentially. But is isn't impossible for some rumblings to occur. Don't expect much though.