Dan Hamhuis: Why the Trade Works for the Nashville Predators and the Flyers

June 19th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
While everyone in Montreal is still wringing their hands over the Jaroslav Halak trade, we must remember that life goes on in the NHL.

That is, unless you're a Montreal Canadiens' General Manager who trades a goalie. You'll probably still hear about this twelve years later.

And while things didn't get monumentally tougher in the East, the Philadelphia Flyers have strengthened their pedigree as the East's best before the 2010 NHL Entry Draft or free agency.

Meanwhile the Nashville Predators—who are a consistent threat to make the playoffs, yet can't make a discernible impact in the post season—have put themselves in prime position to improve their club.

Instead of risking losing Dan Hamhuis, a player that—while useful—was replaceable by the strong infusion of youth on the horizon in Tennessee, Nashville has sent him to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Ryan Parent and a conditional pick. 

Predators fans will remember Parent as the highly-touted young defenseman that they drafted in the middle of the first round in 2005. The burly Guelph Storm product was a key cog in the deal that got th ...

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