It looks like Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren did in fact have something up his sleeve after all.
Fans of the team, and the NHL as a whole, were shocked when the GM shook up the 2010 Eastern Conference champs by trading away their captain and leading goal scorer.
With the signing of Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot, it looks like business as usual for Holmgren. Jagr, especially, puts the Flyers again at the top of the Eastern Conference. They now have another veteran leader to take over for Carter and Richards in the young Flyers clubhouse.
Here are some other reasons why the Flyers are back to being the favorites in the East.