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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

UPSHALL GONE

In a trade that makes little sense right now, the Flyers have traded Scottie Upshall to the Phoenix Coyotes for Daniel Carcillo.

Carcillo, 24, leads the NHL in penalty minutes with 174 and is tied for second in fighting majors with 18.

In short, he's a goon.

He has three goals and seven assists in 54 games with the Coyotes.

The original report from TSN in Canada has the Flyers also sending Phoenix a second round pick, but they don't have a second rounder in either 2009 or 2010, so those details are still sketchy.

Upshall had 7 goals and 14 assists for the Flyers.

The Flyers are saving roughly $400,000 in this deal.

Carcillo is also signed through next season and his cap hit is $885,000.

Rumor has it that although the deadline has passed, the Flyers have an agreement in principle on a second deal and have been granted an extension by the league to finalize the particulars.

I'll keep you posted.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something elses had better happen, or else this is an absolutely ridiculous deal. We don't need another goon! What - we're gonna play him on the 3rd line with Briere? Freakin stupid!!

March 4, 2009 at 3:22 PM 
Anonymous Jpark91 said...

i dont think we need asham and cote on the same team, let alone this new guy. i hate this move.

March 4, 2009 at 3:37 PM 

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