Found October 31, 2013 on Fightin For Philly:

With the 29th overall pick in the 2006 draft, the Flyers selected a young winger named Steve Downie. 7 years later, he’s back in Philadelphia. Downie, now 26-years old, was dealt by the Colorada Avalanche to the Flyers today for Max Talbot. This was Talbot’s 3rd season for the Flyers, including the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. Talbot played a distinct role on the Flyers — give good minutes, provide a little offense, be a defensive forward, and play on the power play units. He was a tough player — look at that hit he took the other night — and was basically a jack-of-all-trades for Philly. In all, Maxime scored 25 goals and 46 points over 127 games in Philadelphia. Downie has more of an offensive skill than Talbot, but does not have the value of Talbot in terms of ability to kill penalties. Downie is still young — he’s a year younger than Matt Read — and has the ability to be a difference maker in this Flyers offense. The move by Holmgren is obviously attempt to improve the club’s scoring, as the 3-8 squad has scored more than 3 goals only once this season. Downie has been hearalded as an extremely hard worker, and played on the first line for the Avalanche. Acquiring a first line player for a third/fourth line player? Now that’s a pretty solid move. Look for Sean Couturier to either step up, or step back with Talbot gone. He’s now easily the most defensive-minded of the Flyers’ forwards, and coach Craig Berube will be even more reliant on him for his skills in shorthanded situations. Coots has been disappointing so far this year, but there are still plenty of games left for the 20-year old to turn it around.


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