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Rangers and Flyers swap minor leaguers

Jul 1, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

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The Rangers and Flyers aren’t ever known for trying to help each other out, but that didn’t stop them from swapping minor league depth players.

New York sent forward Kris Newbury to Philadelphia in exchange for defenseman Danny Syvret. Each player has their own note of significance to their credit.

Newbury took Brad Richards‘ spot in the Rangers lineup in the playoffs when then coach John Tortorella decided Richards wasn’t getting it done. In the three playoff games he saw this season, he had no points and two penalty minutes. He spent most of his season with the Connecticut Whale in the AHL. As a rugged forward with the ability to handle his own in a fight, he fits the Flyers’ M.O. pretty well.

Syvret adds some defensive depth to a Rangers team that needs it. His claim to fame is that he scored the Flyers’ first and only Winter Classic goal in the 2010 game against Boston. He spent all of last season with the Adirondack Phantoms in the AHL and did fairly well scoring six goals and adding 34 assists. His downfall? He was a minus-21 on a poor Phantoms squad.

  1. Habib Marwan - Jul 1, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    he put up some good numbers in hartford over the past few years , could be a useful pick up if something goes wrong with rinaldo

    • killerpgh - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM

      Isn’t that why they got Rosehill last year?

      • Habib Marwan - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:09 PM

        im not even sure that clown will be back in philly… besides he’s a d-man and an awful one at that

      • killerpgh - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:42 PM

        99% sure Rosehill is a forward and his has a new 2 year contract that starts this year. Rosehill and Rinaldo signed 2 year extensions on the same day.

      • narfmoo12 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM

        Habib has no knowledge and is a constant troll.

      • Habib Marwan - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:06 AM

        barfmoo12 ive forgotten more hockey knowledge then you even know now… and rosehill on his stats page is listed as both a d-man and a forward …
        but thanks for playing , your input was key here!

  2. jaredo10 - Jul 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    nice fill in player when you need toughness in your lineup. better ex ranger pick up then that scrub shelley

  3. Habib Marwan - Jul 1, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    lol damn i forgot all about jody shelley … he’ still on the flyers payroll?

    • jaredphi - Jul 2, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      Not for long…the last year of his (Shelley) contract was this past season. So, he’s good as gone.

  4. cameltoews - Jul 1, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    The flyers fan should be happy. I liked newbury a lot on the rangers. Plays with energy, protects his teammates, and puts up good numbers in Hartford. I always wanted him to get a full year. I think he is a useful player.

  5. cameltoews - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Newbury is a forward

  6. moarjam - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Newbury is great in the AHL. In the NHL… Not so much. It seemed every time he was called up he would get one shift in the 1st, take a penalty and then not see the ice again. Anyway this move will have little to no effect on either teams big club.

  7. Habib Marwan - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    i know that newbury is a forward but i was wrong about rosehill i thought he was a d-man … and i had no clue that he signed an extension , thanks for clarification killerpgh, my bad.

  8. 950003cups - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:59 PM


    Torts was a prospect killer. As a Devils fan, I loved that I didn’t have to worry a out Kreider, Zuccarello and Del Zotto ever making an impact. But AV should be better. Tortorella also ruined Newbury as well.

    But guys like Stepan and McDonough thrived under Torts. So he ain’t all that bad. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

    • moarjam - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      Newbury joined the rangers as a 29 year old. Was never a prospect. Torts didn’t ruin him. He’s just not an NHL player.

      I’m far from a torts fan but to call him a prospect killer is just wrong. Stephan, mcd, hagelin, stralman, Boyle, prust all developed under torts.

      He may have been a dbag but he did mold some good players.

    • barkar942 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM

      950003- didn’t you have some teachers in school that you really loved and learned from and had fun in class, and then you had some that you hated because they were tough, but you were proud of that A or B you got cause he made you earn it?
      That’s what you have with Torts. Some pupils thrive under a “earn it” system, and others (DelZotto in his second year, for example) cave into the pressure and fall apart.
      After DelZ’s demotion, Zuch’s trip to the KHL and Kreider learning more of the Ranger’s general play, they all seemed to improve.
      Perhaps in their “maturation” process that Torts talked about, they learned to understand that Torts wasn’t taking out things personally on players, he was not happy with their lack of performance.
      Just imagine if your job was in high finance, and when the light flashed, your job was to push the button. If the light flashed and you were too busy texting your friend and didn’t push the button and cost your boss tons of money, it wouldn’t matter how much your boss liked you, you didn’t do your job and you got demoted or canned.

      (By the way- Nice job by Lou to get Schneider. Now he should get Ribero to go with Kovy. That would really help the Devils up front in my opinion.)

  9. 950003cups - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:26 PM


    I see your point. Makes sense in a different angle.

    You’re argument falls under the “can’t please them all” category.

    Yeah, Lou did well by his fans. Hope we get someone to play with Kovalchuk. Idea is to replace Parise. Not specifically in style, but just to spread the attention.

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