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The Stars traded 27 year old Nicklas Grossman to the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday for a 2nd round pick in 2012 and a 3rd rounder in 2013. Grossman has been a steady defender for the Stars over his career so far, but he’s an impending UFA at the end of the season and it looks like GM Joe just wan’t interested in giving him any type of raise.
It’s not like Grossman couldn’t have been of use to he Stars down the road, but there is an abundance of average to decent defensemen in the Stars lineup at the moment and someone had to go.
Grossman doesn’t bring much at all in the way of offense and is far from that shut down guy like say Derian Hatcher or even Richard Matvichuk was. Someone else on the blue line may be on the way out before too long here, and what the moves will do is give an opportunity to fill a role via trade or free agency in the off season, as well as have youngsters like Jamie Oleksiak and Brendon Dillon compete next year.
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Paul Holmgren spoke to the media regarding the acquisition of Nick Grossman, Jagr's status, JVR's health, and more.
Q: How does Nick Grossman help your team now?
"He is experienced, he is a bigger body and he is a good solid defensive defenseman. He can kill penalties for us and play regular shifts. He can chew up minutes. Like I said, he is a big body."
Q: He had...
via Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull, The Flyers, who have lost five of their last six games, will try to get back on track Thursday night against offensive-challenged Buffalo at the Wells Fargo Center.
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The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Swedish defenseman Nicklas Grossman from the Dallas Stars on Thursday for a 2012 second-round pick and a 2013 third-round pick.
The 27-year-old Grossman, 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, has five assists in 52 games this season. He has three goals and 41 points in 333 career NHL games, all with the Stars.
''He is experienced. He is a bigger body...
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Defenseman Nicklas Grossman was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday afternoon for a 2nd round pick in this year’s draft, plus a 3rd round pick in 2013. The 27 year old Grossman had been with the Stars his entire career so far and was an impending UFA this season. The way I see it, this [...]
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Penguins entered a shorthanded situation down one goal to the Philadelphia Flyers – and came out of it with a one-goal lead.
Jordan Staal scored just 16 seconds into a penalty late in the second period to even...