When Zac Rinaldo was traded to the Boston Bruins for a third-round pick there were some mixed reactions from Philly fans, but it was generally met with support and excitement.
As much as he brought ferocity, energy, and physicality to the game, he was not an asset to the team. He was taking too many penalties and seemed to spend more time in the box than on the ice. Receiving a third-round pick for Rinaldo was an enormous return for that kind of player.
But would his presence be missed? Who will bring the grit?
When the Flyers first introduced to Radko Gudas in his first few games on the ice, speculation of him being the "new Rinaldo" began to emerge. Can Radko Gudas be compared to Zac Rinaldo?