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by Paul on 06/19/07 at 08:05 AM ET
from the Philly News,
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was putting the final touches to dual 6-year contracts yesterday afternoon that will pay Timonen $38 million and Hartnell $25.2 million.
“The principals of the trade were laid in place last Friday,” Holmgren explained yesterday. “There was a certain deal for both players. If we were able to move forward with both players, there were different parts to it. So what we did was we traded the 23rd pick in the draft for the rights to both players.
“We did some negotiating with them over the weekend and we’re extremely close to getting it done with both guys, and I would assume it will get done.”
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