Meltzer’s Musings: Downie May Benefit From Break

When the Flyers acquired Steve Downie from the Colorado Avalanche in an Oct. 31 trade for Max Talbot, they were not necessarily looking for a major upgrade in scoring. While Downie was expected to provide a little more offensive punch than Talbot, the then-struggling team was primarily looking for a player who would do the small things that contribute to winning.

First and foremost, Downie was

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