According to a few other sources, and noted by Anthony Gargano as a possibility, the Flyers recent moves were positioning to go and make a trade for C Steven Stamkos. Stamkos is a RFA with the Lightning this year, but can not be given an offersheet because the Flyers do not have their respective draft picks to compensate.
Though these sources are not so reliable when it comes to hockey, nothing would surprise me after today's moves.
It would take the 8th overall draft pick, Schenn (or JVR), Bobrovsky, and Carle at least to get Stamkos.
There is also rumblings that the Flyers and Panthers are working on a trade to swap the 8th and 3rd draft pick, which would give the Flyers a better chance at Stamkos. The trade would give the Panthers a better chance of getting an angry letter from me.
This deal would most likely be the 8th overall, Versteeg, and possibly a 3rd round pick for the 3rd overall. WIth the 8th overall the Panthers would lose out on their franchise player that they so desperately need.
As of now, Holmgren and Tallon have said that nothing has been done yet and Holmgren went further to say that Versteeg is an important part of the Flyers' core. Although, he said this about Richards and Carter in the last month.
I don't doubt the Flyers are knocking on the Lightning door, trying to get Steve Stamkos. I just doubt that they come close to pulling it off.
I also doubt that the Panthers give up the 3rd overal pick for Kris Versteeg and the 8th. Versteeg may be a Panther next year, but his value is a 2nd and mid tier prospect at best. Also, Florida needs the 3rd more than about anything right now.
Either way, the Flyers are definitely not done. I expect at least one more move of influence before the end of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.