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Trade: Philly sends Zolnierczyk to Anaheim for Rosehill

Apr 1, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

Harry Zolnierczyk , Mike Lundin, Zac Rinaldo,  Peter Regin AP

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk from Philadelphia in exchange for pugilist Jay Rosehill, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Zolnierczyk, 25, has spent the last two seasons shuttling between Philly and its AHL affiliate in Adirondack. He played in 37 games for the Flyers during the 2011-12 season, scoring 3G-3A-6PTS.

This season, the former Brown University product appeared in seven games, making a name for himself with a series of controversial hits.

The most recent one came in early March, when he was suspended four games for charging Senators forward Mike Lundin. (Pictured)

Rosehill, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Ducks in early January, but has spent the entire season playing with AHL Norfolk. He’s actually been somewhat productive with the Admirals, scoring 4G-4A-8PTS in 33 games while racking up 90 PIM.

Rosehill last appeared in the NHL during the 2011-12 campaign, appearing in 31 games for Toronto. He failed to score a point but did register 60 penalty minutes and a minus-four rating.

So, what does this deal mean for each team?

Zolnierczyk’s aggressive ways will add to a Ducks team loaded with size: David Steckel (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) Bryan Allen (6-foot-5, 226 pounds), Sheldon Souray (6-foot-4, 233 pounds) Patrick Maroon (6-4, 225) and Brad Staubitz (30 fights over the last two seasons).

Of course, Harry Z will have to make the Ducks first. He’s reportedly off to Norfolk to start.

Rosehill could squeeze into the Flyers lineup given the injuries to forwards Danny Briere, Max Talbot and Jody Shelley, though it seems like the AHL is a more likely landing spot.

  1. ibieiniid - Apr 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    welp, I’ve been trying to decide what name to put on my Admirals jersey…. might just hafta be Z…. also might hafta hit Ads/Sens this weekend to see him if Z doesn’t go straight to Anaheim.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      I gotta name you can put on your jersey DOUCHAAAAAAAAAAAAAABAG

      • DonkeyStick - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

        Now that’s FUNNY!!!

      • ibieiniid - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM

        Well, if I have to pay per letter, neither Zolnierczyk nor Douchaaaaaaabag would be economically efficient.

        Lol what’s YOUR problem?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM

        D-BAG would be cheap !

      • ibieiniid - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:44 PM

        just like your sister.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:46 PM

        and your father

      • ibieiniid - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        good talk.

  2. mclovinhockey - Apr 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    I’m hoping more for this to be a warm up of moves to come. Moves for Philly that don’t include jaybo, jäger or clowe.

    • ibieiniid - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:47 PM

      Gustafsson for a locker room hot tub and a pair of non-kevlar socks?

      god damnit i wish we didn’t need him right now

      • mclovinhockey - Apr 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        hahaha that hot tub would be very useful : )

  3. sabatimus - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Zolnierczyk is a complete non-entity…unless you count the headshots and the suspension.

  4. DonkeyStick - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    “scoring 4G-4A-8PTS in 33 games while racking up 90 PIM.”

    Just what Flyers need another 8 point 90 PIM guy!!!!

  5. jimw81 - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    stop crying. it’s a trade to help protect giroux. it’s ahler for ahl trade. i think the other shoe is ready to drop….

    • whammy71 - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      That’s right, caveman hockey trade – defend Claudia Gayrioux, even when he is hit legally and fair +square. Then cry when the dude gets tossed for instigating.


      • drwang13 - Apr 2, 2013 at 8:12 AM

        Whammy, you made a few typos, you accidentally typed “Grioux” instead of “Crosby” and typed “Flyers” instead of “Penguins” whammy!

  6. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Well this is good for Flyers fans in that we don’t have to see Harry Z take precedent over other potential call-ups. Wellwood provides the same speed aspect with a little more skill, so hopefully he’s now next in line. And I don’t ever expect to see Rosehill in orange and black.

  7. pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    What an intimidating trade by the Flyers…not! I hope the Flyers make a bunch of stupid trades just so it screws up their future all because they want to be an eight seed. Just remember Philly you still have to jump over teams just because your two points out doesn’t mean youll make it. Some of the teams infront of you still have either a game or two in hand. Keeping dreaming about your chances. I wouldn’t be surprised if Crosby still finishes with more points than Fraudia Giroux. Don’t get your hopes up too high Philly cause your team(s) or player(s) will always let you down just ask McNabb or Lindros.

    • DonkeyStick - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      You mean like trading your entir 2013 draft for rental players?

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM

        The pens didn’t really give up much for what they got. The two prospects the Flames got weren’t even in our top 10 and I doubt they’ll crack the NHL someday.

      • whammy71 - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:38 PM

        Farm system is stacked on O and D – they can waste picks anyway they want right now.

      • drone501 - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

        they weren t in our plans.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      You’re really gonna troll an article about Harry Zolnierczyk getting traded? And Pens fans complain all the time about people from Philadelphia… jeez. Despite the rumors the Flyers will not mortgage the future for a short-term fix. Bob Clarke tried that too many times and it never worked.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 1, 2013 at 7:45 PM

        Yeah I’ll apologize for that one.

  8. kingsforever - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Man how do you call a Flyers player a girl name when Cindy Crosby is on your team?

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      How original is that one…Cindy. Your just like every hater out their with your same old bullcrap. Come up with something new.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:40 PM

        yes because “Fraudia Giroux” is so very original.

      • rasoff777 - Apr 2, 2013 at 8:23 AM

        Oh… Here’s one for you that’s not new but works… why doesn’t Crosby get a new jockstrap? He’s been wearing the same stained, ripped torn and just disgusting one since his rookie year.oh, and while he’s going jockstrap shopping, maybe he can find a store that sells Class… cause he’s got as much class as a 6 year old.

        No doubt he’s an amazing player. But he appears to be a sorry excuse foe a man.

  9. pkswally024 - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Half of you are goons with nothing better to do.

    • ibieiniid - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      pkswally is too busy to say which half he’s talking about.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      So I guess you decided to join in as well then, right?

  10. mclovinhockey - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    So @pigpen rules you come here with a very unoriginal comment then call out a post with another unoriginal comment which was just making a point??

    I think you are so ignorant you just don’t see how much of a hypocrite you are.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      Im pretty sure you love it when the flyers give you some McLovin in the city of brotherly love out in Love Park.

      • rasoff777 - Apr 2, 2013 at 8:26 AM

        You teams named after a harmless animal that makes little girls go “Awwwwww!” So congrats.

      • mclovinhockey - Apr 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

        Oh look a gay joke in the year 2013. Now you can add asinine to being ignorant and a hypocrite.

  11. pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Don’t worry Philly Zolnierczyk will win a Stanley Cup before the Flyers win again. Hes just following in the footsteps of Carter, Richards, and John Stevens as former players and coaches who all won a Stanley Cup after of course being either fired or traded by Philly. Im pretty sure Gina Lynn got to touch the Stanley cup thanks to Carter and Richards.

  12. num1eaglesfanyo - Apr 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Hey pitpens, your not funny or clever so why don’t you go find your boyfriend and play where is the gerbil. Don’t worry I’m sure you’ll find it. That’s something I’m sure your really good at, unlike trolling flyers article. Douche

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      Oh so I guess its okay for Flyers fans to troll Pens articles on here but lord knows if a Pens fan tries to troll a Flyers articles its a crime? Am I right? I guess your girlfriend must think im good since she keeps coming back for more…like the Penguins I guess she must like being with a winner unlike yourself or your teams for instance.

  13. orangeandblack31 - Apr 1, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Penguin fans, this is not about your team….so stay away…..I’m sure your chest is out because of your trades, but now the biggest crybaby in the league is out. Remember when he said “I don’t like them” when the Flyers were kicking his butt. ….what a sissy.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:01 PM

      So I guess it was okay for Flyer fans to comment on the Penguins articles that dealt with the trades we made but lord knows if Penguin fans do it a Flyers article about a player they traded for its a crime? I guess there now an unwritten rules that states “PENGUIN FANS CANT COMMENT ON ANY ARTICLE THAT HAS THE WORDS “FLYERS AND TRADE” INVOLVED”

  14. dkphilly1122 - Apr 1, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    How many losing seasons in a row did the Penguins have to get Crosby, Malkin and Fleury with there number one draft picks…….dedicated fans almost got the team booted from Pittsburgh when they sucked……than they get good players and start winning again and the fans come back……at least in Philly we stick by OUR team, win lose or tie. How did the Penguins do in the playoffs last year?? Doesn’t matter where any team finishes in the standings as long as they make the playoffs ANYTHING is possible. Look at the Kings and Devils…….so go beat off to your Crosby poster and think about his teeth and jaw.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      Didnt Bobby Clarke come from the draft? What about Dave Shutlz? Didnt they both come from the draft?

      • isithockeyseasonyet - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM

        lol you’re grasping at straws buddy, I think even pens fans would tell you that, in fact, one already did

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:53 PM

        I think the point he was trying to make is that the Flyers have never really had the luxury of building their teams by being terrible. The Pens drafted Whitney 5th overall and traded him for Kunitz, then got their franchise goalie 1st overall in Fleury, drafted Malkin 2nd, Crosby 1st, then Staal 2nd and eventually traded him for Sutter, etc. So they acquired their entire Stanley Cup winning core based off of the severe futility that almost cost Pittsburgh their team. Clarke was drafted 17th and Giroux was drafted 22nd, and that’s basically where the Flyers have drafted throughout their history. I’d say that’s pretty impressive considering the Flyers have been in the playoffs 36 of 44 years.

      • ml3939 - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM

        Or how about the Flyers were able to pull off a trade for player with as much value going into the draft in the history of the game (Lindros) during their worst stretch in franchise history. Had the Pens not had to trade up to get Malkin and Crosby or not tanked games to get Lemeiux, Pittsburgh would have been a two sport city long ago. Every Flyers article, significant or not, a new Pens troll shows up. You guys are like gremlins.

      • whammy71 - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

        Hey PhillyPhalicSymbol – 2 Cups out of 36 PO appearances – that’s a lot of heartaches for 2 Cups. WHAMMY!!!!!!!

  15. num1eaglesfanyo - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Yea they drafted them but not number 1 douche. Clarke was 2nd round and Shultz was a 5th rounder. Nice try idiot. Oh and my girlfriend is dumb enough to be with anyone from Pittsburgh. Maybe your thinking of your mom? Not sure, get back to me troll.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      …And I quote from num1eaglesfanyo “Oh and my girlfriend is dumb enough to be with anyone from Pittsburgh.” So what your saying is that shes dumb enough to be with a person from Pittsburgh. Hey you said it…shows what a nice person you must be to her with that comment.

      • flyers22 - Apr 2, 2013 at 12:20 AM

        Dude stop commenting on here and get a life every other comment is some dumba$$ remark from you maybe you can go find a piece of crosby’s jaw on the ice and go beat off too it

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Apr 2, 2013 at 12:30 AM

        Oh my what insulting comment! Im so scared! Im honestly shaking from reading that!….Hahahahahahahaha give me a break…Nothing says I cant stop commenting on here

        Screw the Flyers

        Go Pens

  16. 5hole26 - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    scrambled eggs for brain pronger

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      Man for someone who loves to troll it’s really surprising that you’re not even good at it.

  17. num1eaglesfanyo - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Yea he knew I was right and that’s why he didn’t say anything about the draft pics,only talked about my one word typo like I meant that. Haha facts are facts bro and you just don’t have any.

  18. 5hole26 - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    very impressive not winning the cup for 38 years. keep thinking you still got a chance in the next 40. stay mad bro

  19. chrisvegas - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    What a stupid move. Cmon Philly wake up. You need to get a young goalie like Bernier and fix that defense. Why would you trade for another fighter? Stupid move.

    • drone501 - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM

      its the flyer mentality and has been since 1975.

  20. whammy71 - Apr 1, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Hey Cryer fans…….here’s some good news…….Flyers didn’t lose today!!! Ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!! WHAMMY, WHAMMY, WHAMMY!!!!!!!!!!

  21. ml3939 - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Has anyone seen whammy’s baseball?

  22. 5hole26 - Apr 2, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    Pronger and savard should get together and forget how to communicate. both losers. the franchise is great

  23. 5hole26 - Apr 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    its so great to be on top. all of you peasants are nothing but fleshlights to our jocks.

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