Flyers' Travis Sanheim Opens Up About Recent Trade Rumors

The Philadelphia Flyers tried hard to trade defenseman Travis Sanheim this summer but unfortunately, Torey Krug of the St Louis Blues had other ideas. Sanheim's deal to St Louis was nixed by Krug who wouldn't waive his no-trade protection to facilitate the deal.

Sanheim heard all the rumors this summer and admitted it was tough to experience. He spoke about it at Flyers camp this week -

It sucks. There is a reason I signed here for eight years. I want to be here in Philadelphia. There were no hard feelings on either side. 

The 27-year-old Sanheim recorded seven goals and 16 assists in 81 games last season. He saw over 20 minutes of ice time a night and should be seeing significant minutes once again for the rebuilding Flyers.

From all accounts, the trade chatter is behind everyone involved and Sanheim isn't expected to be moved at any time this season. The Flyers were busy this past summer as they start a full tear down and look to rebuild through the draft and trading veterans for young controllable assets.

Sanheim mentioned he's spoken with both president of hockey operations Keith Jones and new Flyers head coach John Tortorella and admits everything is A OK heading into the new season.

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