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Flyers get third round pick for Hamhuis

Defenseman's rights traded to Penguins at the draft

Friday, 06.25.2010 / 11:59 PM / News
By Kevin Kurz  - philadelphiaflyers.com
(Los Angeles, CA) - It was a quiet day at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft for the Philadelphia Flyers, right up until the end of the first round.

It was at that point that general manager Paul Holmgren announced that the Flyers traded the rights to defenseman Dan Hamhuis to Pittsburgh for the Penguins’ third round pick in the 2011 draft. Hamhuis was previously acquired along with a conditional pick from Nashville, for defenseman Ryan Parent six days ago.

Holmgren said that he was not able to come to terms with the unrestricted free agent-to-be.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren chats with Toronto general manager Brian Burke before the start of the first round of the NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles on June 25, 2010. (Flyers Photos)

“We couldn’t come to an agreement, to sum it up,” he said.

Of course, the Flyers could still theoretically land the defenseman should the Penguins not be able to sign him, either. On July 1, Hamhuis would hit the open market.

“I’m disappointed," said Holmgren. "I think he would have been a good fit on our team. But, who knows what’s going to happen down the road?”

With the Flyers’ draft table situated in the back row close to the media risers, Holmgren’s every move was well documented by the attending media. One rumor going around is that Philadelphia is trying to acquire the rights to goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, who, like Hamhuis, is set to become an unrestricted free agent in a week.

Holmgren was seen chatting with San Jose’s general manager, Doug Wilson, on occasion. He wouldn’t comment on anything that was said, however. “I’m not going to get into what I talked about with anyone,” he simply put.

The Sharks have already announced that they will not re-sign Nabokov.

Still, things were mostly quiet throughout the four-hour first round for Philadelphia. Holmgren asked around about possibly trading for a first round pick, but is clearly reluctant to tinker with the lineup of the defending Eastern Conference champions.

“We made some inquiries but there are certain guys we’re not going to trade, obviously,” he said. “That’s the way it goes, sometimes.

“It was a long day for the scouts, I’ll tell you that.”

Those scouts will go to work tomorrow, as Flyers are set to make five choices when the draft resumes at the Staples Center at 1:00 p.m. beginning with a third round selection (89th overall). The draft will be shown on the NHL Network as well as stream live here on philadelphiaflyers.com.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
2 y - NJD 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
3 y - BUF 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
4 x - PIT 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
5 x - OTT 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
6 x - BOS 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
7 x - PHI 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
8 x - MTL 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
9 NYR 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
10 ATL 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
11 CAR 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
12 TBL 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
13 NYI 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
14 FLA 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
15 TOR 82 30 38 14 214 267 74

STATS

2010-2011 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Richards 82 31 31 -2 62
J. Carter 74 33 28 2 61
C. Pronger 82 10 45 22 55
D. Briere 75 26 27 -2 53
C. Giroux 82 16 31 -9 47
S. Hartnell 81 14 30 -6 44
S. Gagne 58 17 23 -1 40
K. Timonen 82 6 33 -2 39
J. van Riemsdyk 78 15 20 -1 35
M. Carle 80 6 29 19 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Emery 16 11 1 .905 2.64
M. Leighton 17 9 2 .905 2.83


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