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Powe Traded To Minnesota

via NHLFlyers tweet,

#Flyers have traded center Darroll Powe to Minnesota in exchange for Minnesota’s 3rd round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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I just don’t get what the Flyers are doing. It just doesn’t make any sense.

Posted by beardChamp on 06/27/11 at 05:53 PM ET

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I’ll admit I’m kind of baffled at how Powe fetches a 3rd round pick.

Posted by Russian Rocket on 06/27/11 at 06:02 PM ET

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Darrell Dobber did a really nice piece on the Flyers trade fallout from over the weekend:

http://www.dobberhockey.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3765:the-philadelphia-flyers-fallout&catid=3:dobber&Itemid=96

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 06/27/11 at 06:09 PM ET

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Heh.  Paul Holmgren is mightily embarrassed by the sweep to the Bruins.  There’s just no other reason for this overhauling of his lineup.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 06/27/11 at 06:18 PM ET

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No need for powe now that they have simmonds (and Schenn for that matter), plus they need to sign simmonds soon.

Posted by jmiller on 06/27/11 at 06:25 PM ET

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Uh, okay. How much could this guy possibly have been asking for? Or did he want out after the way the Carter and Richards thing went down?

Well, whatever.

Fletch has had a pretty good week, with this and the Burns trade. Powe’s a good bottom 3 forward.

Posted by steviesteve on 06/27/11 at 06:40 PM ET

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Posted by steviesteve on 06/27/11 at 04:40 PM ET

Powe was still inked for another year, your second hunch is probably accurate.

I’m curious to see how Setoguchi pans out with the centers in Minny, he’s had some long patches of rough spots since his injury three years ago.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 06/27/11 at 07:00 PM ET

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I don’t buy the premise of the Dobber article. The Carter move was to free up room for Bryzgalov, and Columbus needed to improve and make a splash. The free agent market isn’t a great one, so the next alternative was a trade. Carter, though a playoff dud, is a better goal scorer than anyone in free agency.

The Richards move was made to settle a divided, unstable locker room. They couldn’t move Pronger, and Richards was easier to move. It’s really that simple.

Philadelphia is not better than last month or last year (even though, as a whole, their playoff run was a fluke.) They may be better in a few years, especially if Coutourier and Schenn live up to their draft status, but today, they’re not.

Posted by cs6687 on 06/27/11 at 07:52 PM ET

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Capgeek’s got Powe as an RFA, but yeah, only reason to trade a guy like that at a time like this is that he wants out.

I think Setoguchi will fit in nicely in Minnesota. If they can add another quick puck-mover on the back-end, Fletcher will be handing Mike Yeo a bit more workable of a roster than the one that cost Richards his job (no disrespect to Burns).

Posted by steviesteve on 06/27/11 at 08:05 PM ET

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