In The Hockey News, they look at Danny Syvret’s positives, negatives and what his career potential is.
They say that Syvret is “extremely smart,” can move the puck quickly and has a lot of offensive skills. They also say that he isn’t physical enough and won’t be able to dominate as an offensive player like he did in juniors or score at the rate he has in the AHL.
They list his career potential as a journeyman, depth defenseman.
Broad Street Hockey, a Flyers blog, said that Syvret never really got a chance in Philly and that he is fringe defenseman in the NHL but a top-pairing guy in the AHL.
Syvret was known to be a PP guy for the Flyers AHL team and he had been known to lay out the plans for what he wanted the PP to do.
He told a local paper that he thinks this trade will give him another chance at playing in the NHL.
The Saratogian said that he was the reason why the Phantoms PP turned around mid-way through last season.
Adam Rotter: Syvret is another depth player, but he provides a different skill set, offense rather than size and defense, than Justin Falk. It is also a key factor that he is on a two-way contract though he still needs to clear waivers to be sent down. The most games he has played at the NHL level is 21, with the Flyers in 09-10, and he last played in the NHL in 10-11 when he played four games for Philly.