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Friday, July 2, 2010


I spoke with several NHL sources today, all of whom confirmed that the Flyers have in fact asked Simon Gagne to waive his no trade clause.

One source close to both Gagne and the Flyers confirmed that Gagne has in fact agreed to waive it.

However, no trade is imminent this weekend.

The Flyers have discussed a possible deal involving Gagne with another team - believed to be the Los Angeles Kings - and both sides have agreed to take the July 4th weekend to sleep on it and think about it.

The rationalization behind the deal appears to be so the Flyers can clear enough salary cap space to sign restricted free agents Darroll Powe and Dan Carcillo and to sign another, higher-priced goalie.

I spoke with someone who knows former Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco really well and was I was told "Turco really wants to go to Philly."

The Flyers are looking for a veteran goalie for just 1-2 years before possibly turning the reins over to one of their young prospects.

Rumors are flying about several names from Los Angeles who could be coming back to the Flyers, but it's likely to be a package of a player and draft picks.

I tried contacting Gagne by phone both last night and today, but was unable to reach him.

The name of James van Riemsdyk has also been mentioned in these rumors, but I have not been able to get anyone to confirm for me that he is part of any trade discussion.

Gagne, 30, is one of the longest-tenured athletes in Philadelphia, arriving the same season as Eagles' kicker David Akers and Phillies' shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

I will update if I get any further information.


Anonymous Alex HotStove said...

If we trade Gagne to make room for Turco, it will go down as one of the worst PHI trades of all time.

July 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM 
Blogger Curt Sminkey said...

Only if they don't over pay for Turco. Given that philly is one of the only teams really looking for a goalie now, they may be about to get him for a discount.

July 2, 2010 at 9:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, Turco wouldn't sign several days ago saying he wanted to test FA, now he "really wants to come to Philly?" Complete B.S. he just isnt getting any offers and is now realizing the mistake he made.

July 3, 2010 at 4:36 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moving Gagne for picks so we can resign Carcillo, powe and get Turco leaves our wingers weaker than they already are.

We dont need Carcillo, we dont need Turco

We dont need garbage

We need a young goalie like Quick or a scoring winger

HotStove was right... this could go down as one of the worst trades.

Before July 1 we were in a great position...somehow Homer completely ruined that.

July 3, 2010 at 10:36 AM 
Blogger stephen said...

unless we get the young goalie bernier and a winger or one of their defenseman this trade i s grabage if u ask me keep gagne and let them guys walk nodl can replace powe and carcillo is iffy stay with the core group of talent we have and go from there at worst a gaolie will prolly b available at the trade deadline

July 3, 2010 at 2:02 PM 
Blogger stephen said...

and the addition of shelly offsets the loss of carcillo the only way i make this trade is if i get bernier and dustin brown for gagne thats it they dont need powe or carcillo shelly replaces carcillo and nodl which is a younger version of powe replaces him n for the most part its cheaper while getting very similar production

July 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM 
Anonymous Host Pay Per Head said...

I think that he is looking for a better offer and he has been a great player but the team needs to renew

June 14, 2013 at 3:21 AM 

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