Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/3/14
Both the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings are struggling this season and this prompted the two NHL clubs to pull off a trade on Feb 26. The reigning Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles sent forward Simon Gagne to the Flyers for a conditional fourth-round draft pick. Gagne is quite familiar with the City of Brotherly Love and the Flyers organization since he spent more than 10 years of his pro career there in the past.    Gagne said he was surprised with the trade even though he’s going back to his old stomping ground, but he’s also excited about the move. If Gagne helps the Flyers make the playoffs this season then they will give the Kings a third-round pick instead of a fourth rounder in next year’s entry draft. Philadelphia was sitting in 10th place in the Eastern conference when the deal was made while the Kings were in the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.    The 32-year-old Gagne has appeared in just 11 games so far this season and has no goals and five assists....
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