JVR Delaying Surgery Could Be Delaying His Trade, Says Howard Eskin

JVR Delaying Surgery Could Be Delaying His Trade, Says Howard Eskin

NBC10's Howard Eskin reported over the weekend that James van Riemsdyk has been holding up having surgery performed on his torn labrum and that this delay in turn could be holding up a potential trade of the Flyers' forward to Columbus for Rick Nash, a player long rumored to be on Homer's wishlist.

Quite the bizarre story but nothing should surprise you during the Flyers offseason these days.

Do you buy it? Would you be upset if the Flyers sent JVR packing? He's been one of the more polarizing figures on this team, stepping up huge in the postseason two years back and flashing moments like that this season mixed in with plenty of lackluster efforts.

>>Report: JVR's delaying surgery holding up trade [CSN]

CSN's Sarah Baicker got Paul Holmgren to answer a question regarding this report:

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.