Joined: Jul 2016
jokes aside, a pretty minor move. Gives the Coyotes a C that a) qualifies for the expansion draft and b) is somebody they're interested in having around next year, should he not be taken in the expansion draft. Doesn't seem like they're interested in keeping Peter Holland or Josh Jooris around, so Cousins it is. Merrick Madsen also helps shore up their goaltending pipeline; he's been pretty good the last couple of years for Harvard, in the ECAC, with a .931 in 29 GP season before last and a .923 in 36 GP this past season. It seems, according to Elliotte Friedman, that the Flyers weren't necessarily interested in signing Madsen; understandable, given the insane depth the Flyers have in goal.
Brendan Warren has been... unspectacular while at Michigan; 5 G, 17 P in 38 GP and 3 G, 10 P in 35 GP doesn't really inspire much confidence. My guess is the Coyotes wanted Cousins and were really interested in Madsen, and the Flyers were like, "yeah, you can have these players. just give us somebody so it doesn't look like we're just giving assets away for free."