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Flyers release full details of the now official Kubina trade

Feb 18, 2012, 11:03 PM EDT

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As previously reported, the Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Pavel Kubina from the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, now that the deal is official, we have access to all the details surrounding the trade. First off, while it was initially reported that the Flyers were surrendering a second and a fifth rounder for the blueliner, they ended up trading the Panthers’ 2012 or 2013 second round draft pick, a 2013 fourth round pick, and minor leaguer Jon Kalinski.

In the case of Kalinski, his inclusion in the deal was likely necessitated by the fact that Philadelphia already had 50 players under contract, which is the maximum allowed. Kalinski will turn 26 in May and has only played in 22 NHL games, so his inclusion isn’t a major factor.

In total the Flyers have given up four picks – including two second rounders – and Kalinski to get Kubina and Nicklas Grossman. That’s a significant price for a pair of rental blueliners and, if nothing else, it highlights the Flyers commitment to competing for the Stanley Cup this season.

  1. broadstbully33 - Feb 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Grossman will be more than a rental for sure….kubina is lilja replacement on bottom pair for playoffs….waiting on weber!

    • Chris - Feb 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

      The flyers don’t have $7 million in cap space Weber commands….looks like they are going for broke this year, its a shame since a team from the West will likely be taking home Lord Stanley

    • predswilrule - Feb 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      unless the offer sheet him thats an 18 month wait

  2. jamesmakesurmomneil - Feb 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    This just keeps getting better!! Filthy continues to over-pay for rental bums. Keep tossing away draft picks. When will your GM realize that he will never compete with THE FRANCHISE that is the pittsburgh penguins. Soup Can Sid just ripped another pair of sweatpants with his huge joy boner

    • hockinj25 - Feb 18, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      Is his head all right after his “joy boner” or will that set him back 12 months?

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Feb 19, 2012 at 1:17 AM

      How are you over paying for rental bums? Put a name with the draft pick. 2nd and 4th round players don’t always pan out. 29 other teams would love to be in the position to trade away mid round picks to add talent for a playoff run. I’d rather give my draft picks away and suck for 3 years to 1 good playoff run.

  3. tampabayirish - Feb 19, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Best of luck in Philly Pavel. He still has a great slap shot, he shoots right handed, he is big and he still plays physical defense, a tough guy, but he was starting to look a little slow this season which forced him into taking some clutch and grab type penalties. As a Bolts fan I am not thrilled with quiting on the season but the numbers don’t lie. The odds of making the playoffs this season are long. However, I will remind everyone that the odds of the Rays catching the Red Sox last season in September were pretty long too. Maybe we still have some leftover magic pixie dust from nearby Disney World.

    • rca26 - Feb 19, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      Myself, I’m pretty on board with packing up shop now. Pretty good haul from two pending unrestricted free agents, and all these new draft picks are beginning to look like they might just get cashed in for a new franchise goalie this offseason.

      • cmutimmah - Feb 20, 2012 at 8:39 AM

        Shocked the Wings didn’t make a harder run at him… There are only two right handed shots on the whole roster… Ian White looks like a completely different player in Detroit having his shot from the blue line on the PP.

        Heard they inquired on Kubina also, interesting… I guess they thought two picks and a garbage player weren’t enough to get Mike Commodore off the ice on a nightly basis…

  4. jagrbomb18 - Feb 19, 2012 at 3:29 AM

    Tell me where the flyers need those draft picks in their line up in the next 2 to 3 years you moron…3 out of the 4 picks they traded they acquired in trades…remember when Pittsburgh almost didn’t have a team because no one went to your games…yeah I do…

  5. buffalomafia - Feb 19, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Again!!!! Philly needs a goalie!

  6. cfab44 - Feb 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    jagrbomb…..get a clue buddy, then post on here u ignorant retard

  7. tribesofneurot - Feb 19, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    They can say what they want about Pittsburgh because honestly we don’t care.
    They will see when they get knocked out of the playoffs again because their goaltending sucks out loud. They can get all the D they want it doesn’t hide the fact that again their goalies suck.
    Maybe your GM Homer can get Hextall to come out of retirement.

  8. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    poor filthadelphia.. when will they ever learn? never because that organization is flooded with incompetent nimrods that will always be a “wannabe pittsburgh” team. there’s no coying “the franchise” success and skill level. nice try

  9. jagrbomb18 - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Cfab how am I an ignorant retard? Because of what I said about Pittsburgh?

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