Philadelphia Flyers new general Chuck Fletcher's first order of business when he took the reigns of the team was to clean up the messy goalie situation in Philly.
That's what the GM did on Friday when the Flyers claimed netminder Mike McKenna off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.
That's a third team in three days for the poor McKenna and his family.
The 35-year-old Mckenna was placed on the waiver wire by the Canucks on Thursday, a day after he was acquired in a trade from the Ottawa Senators. It was an expected move, as Canucks general manager Jim Benning indicated in a conference call on Wednesday that the plan was to call up Thatcher Demko from the Utica Comets and have him serve as Jacob Markstrom’s backup for the remainder of the season.
The Flyers dropped their fifth consecutive game on Thursday, their sixth in the past seven and 11th in 15 since Fletcher was hired to replace fired Ron Hextall. They surely need a solution in between the pipes, though it's not the first time this season that Philadelphia has played around with different goalies to head into the right direction.
They thought they had found the best fix in projected future starter Carter Hart, but the rookie’s moment of glory was short-lived and Michal Neuvirth has been back struggling in between the pipes.
It does not seem like McKenna's acquisition will be equate to truly address the problem in Philadelphia, but we guess it's worth a try...