Trade grades: Why the Atkinson-Voracek deal helps everyone

As Day 2 of the 2021 NHL draft got rolling, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers elected to make a significant change to the makeup of their respective top-six forward groups, trading Cam Atkinson for Jakub Voracek in a one-for-one swap.

It’s been a busy two days for Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher and his counterpart on the Blue Jackets, Jarmo Kekalainen. Let’s dive in to the details of this deal, and give each GM a grade.

Original article: https://www.espn.com/nhl/insider/story/_/id/31875949/nhl-trade-grades-philadelphia-flyers-land-cam-atkinson-send-jakub-voracek-columbus-blue-jackets

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