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Flyers trade Darroll Powe to Minnesota for 2013 third round pick, clears room for re-signings

Jun 27, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

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Right when you thought the Flyers were done making deals, they jump out and get another one done.

This time around it’s not a blockbuster deal but one that could help lead them to signing some of their own players a bit easier. Philly sent physical forward and penalty killer Darroll Powe to Minnesota in exchange for a 2013 third round pick. Last season, Powe was the Flyers leader in hits with 196. He also was one of their top penalty killers and plays with tremendous speed. The Wild will be happy to have him along for the ride playing center on the third or fourth line there.

For Philadelphia, it means they’re likely making room to try and re-sign their remaining restricted free agents in newly acquired forwards Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds. The Flyers have already taken care of Andreas Nodl with a two-year deal earlier today. There’s also the Ville Leino factor involved here.

Leino is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and Philly would love to keep him around, except there’s a difference of opinion in what it’ll take to keep him around financially. If Leino hits the open market, there could be a lot of teams knocking on his door to make him a deal that won’t do well by the Flyers salary cap situation. If the Flyers wan’t to get things done now, they’ve got until Friday to make it happen.

  1. whatagreatfootballmind - Jun 27, 2011 at 6:43 PM


    • cannonblast14 - Jun 27, 2011 at 7:03 PM

      Can tell your a football mind

    • ml3939 - Jun 27, 2011 at 8:28 PM

      “Powe was the Flyers leader in hits with 196. He also was one of their top penalty killers and plays with tremendous speed.’ He is an energy guy. Lots of teams have them. I’d also take his mind over yours as he is a Princeton grad.

      • whatagreatfootballmind - Jun 27, 2011 at 8:58 PM

        That’s great and everything, but we already have that player. He’s call Cal Clutterbuck who LEAD the NHL in hits his first two seasons in the league. A 3rd round for him? Okay, I guess.

  2. seals1 - Jun 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    i’ll take two clutterbucks,,,,,,,,,stick with football “mind”

    Wild are are acting like the they care about all the empty seats last year.

    • whatagreatfootballmind - Jun 28, 2011 at 12:36 PM

      Sure the Wild care about empty seats, but trading Burns who is a fan favorite won’t help. However as a Wild fan I completely love that move. I know the next couple years are going to rough. But the fact is the Wild are trying to bottom out to get better. This is the kind of move a team makes when they think they are a player or two away from a Stanley Cup, not beginning to rebuild. But the future is brighter when Granlund, Coyle, and Zucker arrive here in a couple years we finally get arid of bad contracts the previous regime signed. Bad contracts of Mark Parrish, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Niklas Backstrom, and Nick Schultz all come off the books.

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