2011-03-02 / Sports Beat
By Jon Yaneff Sports Reporter
King TownshipMy brother made a good point that ... and this is reading way down the line on this, but IF Philadelphia wins the Stanley Cup (which they are certainly well-positioned to do) and Nick plays a few games for them in the playoffs, Nick will have been claimed off waivers to win the Stanley Cup two years in a row - and this might be the first time this has been done.
Just as the Chicago Blackhawks did last year, the Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Nobleton’s Nick Boynton around the National Hockey League’s trade deadline.
Boynton, 32, will add some veteran depth on the blue line for the playoffs after the Flyers claimed him off waivers Saturday (Feb. 26) from the Blackhawks, who Boynton helped win his first Stanley Cup with last season against the Flyers, four games to two.
According to the Daily Times newspaper in Philadelphia’s Web site, Boynton was shocked to hear he was headed to Philadelphia because he didn’t even know he was on waivers until late Friday night.
“I couldn’t be happier,” said Boynton, who is reunited with former Phoenix Coyotes teammate, King City’s Dan Carcillo. “I couldn’t ask to be coming to a better team or organization. I’ve been around the league for a while and I hope to bring that experience, try to work hard and play solid defence and chip in with whatever the team needs.”
There's a lot of hockey to go before that becomes reality, that's for sure.
I would also have to think that it is rewarding to have Philly pick you up after they played against you the season before in the finals. It seems like, if anyone could really appreciate what you can do in the finals, it would be the guys you beat.
I was rooting for Philly last year - and this will solidify it - depending on what other teams make the playoffs, of course ;)