Philadelphia Flyers Trade Dan Hamhuis’ Rights to Pittsburgh Penguins

June 26th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
It’s not often that bitter instate rivals strike a deal, but last night that changed for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins as TSN announced a deal between the two clubs.

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired the exclusive negotiating rights to former Nashville Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis for defenseman Ryan Parent and a conditional draft choice on June 19, only to find they could not get Hamhuis signed to a deal.

The Flyers inability to get Hamhuis under contract necessitated the deal which saw Hamhuis’ rights traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Pens third-round draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

As it stands right now, the Penguins have yet to announce a deal with Hamhuis. It is widely believed that longtime Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar may be asking for a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $5 million per, which may be too rich for the Penguins; enter Hamhuis.

While Hamhuis is not considered to bring the same offensive abilities that Gonchar possesses, it should be noted that Hamhuis has had to play second fiddle to both Shea Weber and Ryan Suter in Nashville, which has no doubt be ...

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