Dan Gross of the Philadelphia Daily News wrote in his column today that Mike Richards and Jeff Carter may have been traded because of their excessive partying.
More after the jump. . .
According to Gross, Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette instituted "Dry Island" once a year. "Dry Island" is not an actual island, but just a name coined by the players for a one month long alcohol abstinence program. Under this program, Flyers players were asked to write their jersey numbers on a board to pledge their abstinence.
Apparently, Mike Richards (#18) and Jeff Carter (#17) chose not to place their numbers on the board. Obviously, as a head coach, you want your captain to back you up and set an example for the rest of the club by taking part in the program.
When asked about the surfacing of "Dry Island" to the public, Paul Holmgren voiced his displeasure with the leak:
[I'm] really upset that this is out there. That's our locker room. Our inner sanctum. Our board. Someone's crossing a line here
Richards and Carter had no comment.