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Kubina To Philadelphia Waiting For League Approval

via Darren Dreger tweet,

Pending league approval, Pavel Kubina has been traded to Philadelphia.

added 6:43pm, via Nick Kypreos tweet,

Confirmed. #SNTrade Kubina to #Flyers for a 2nd and 5th round pick. Done.

added 10:37pm, via the Flyers PR department…

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have acquired 6-4, 258-lb defenseman Pavel Kubina from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for LW Jon Kalinski, a conditional second-round pick previously acquired from the Florida Panthers and a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.

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Evilpens's avatar

& Holmgren continues his Reign of Terror against Flyer fans hahaha UMMM might want to look for a Goalie .... oh wait you solved that with Mr. Universe Breezy hahaha

Posted by Evilpens on 02/18/12 at 08:53 PM ET

Paul's avatar

LeBrun says it is a 2nd and 4th rounder.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/18/12 at 09:02 PM ET

BrendonTO's avatar

Stevie Y’s doing a good job of extracting 2nd rounders in these deals.

Posted by BrendonTO on 02/18/12 at 09:15 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

2nd & 4th for a 250 Pound D Man who is slow as can be ? wow

Posted by Evilpens on 02/18/12 at 09:35 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

they are supposedly over the cap ceiling & have 51 Players on contracts so someone else is going somewhere

Posted by Evilpens on 02/18/12 at 09:42 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

Between Grossman (who I think went for nothing less than peanuts) and Kubina, the Flyers have done a solid job of at least addressing Pronger’s stay-at-home presence and grit.

It also appears to me that Kubina went where he wanted to go—somewhere relatively close to home. He’s probably going to head back to Tampa this summer, so he can hop back home and see his family on occasion while going on a playoff run in Philly. That wouldn’t have been the case with any Western Conference team to which he could have been traded (cough cough).

Kubina’s not exactly fast but he’s the kind of player the Flyers love in big, strong and somewhat gritty, and he came for a very high second-round pick that is appealing for the Bolts but was a bonus pick for Philly. This is an easy fit for both teams.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/19/12 at 04:20 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

The 6-foot-4, 258-pounder
That is Kubina’s size in a a write up by Bill Meltzer WOW! he has hit maximum density

Posted by Evilpens on 02/19/12 at 12:28 PM ET

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