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June 25 CSN Philly:
Everyone knew as far back as February, when the Flyers traded away this year’s first-round draft pick to Toronto for Kris Versteeg, that they would not be talking to many top prospects, if any. So, it shouldn’t surprise that Sean Couturier’s first exposure to the Flyers came on Thursday afternoon in Minnesota.
June 25 Columbus Dispatch:
Newly acquired Blue Jackets center Jeff Carter maintained his silence yesterday. At the start of last night’s NHL entry draft, more than 24 hours had passed since Carter was traded from Philadelphia to Columbus. He still hadn’t spoken to Jackets general manager Scott Howson. The only confirmed conversation between Carter and a member of his new club was an exchange of text messages with Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash.
June 25 New York Daily News:
With six days until NHL free agency opens, the market continues to take shape, and it appears that the Rangers remain at the head of the pack chasing Brad Richards. A source told the Daily News before Friday night’s first round of the NHL draft that it is unlikely the Lightning will be able to afford its former star center, even if Tampa Bay is the one place he might be willing to play for a discount.
June 25 CSN Philly:
Brayden Schenn, who turns 20 in August, has played all of nine games in his young National Hockey League career. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren pegged him as the “wild card” and “diamond in the rough” among the team’s stunning deal that sent captain Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
June 25 Camden Courier-Post:
Flyers chairman Ed Snider remembers hugging Bernie Parent and crying after the club traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1971. He remembers feeling the same painful pangs when Paul Holmgren, Dave Poulin and Rod Brind’Amour were traded after long and distinguished careers in Philadelphia.
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