Found February 27, 2013 on
Hockey Fan Land:
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. He played just 34 games last season due to an injury and posted 17 points on seven goals and 10 assists. He managed to return to the Kings lineup during the Stanley Cup final last season and played in four of the six games against the New Jersey Devils. Gagne said he feels fine physically this season after having neck surgery in June, but his mental state wasn’t as good in Los Angeles since he wasn’t playing much and was sometimes a healthy scratch. He said he wasn’t really sure where he fit in with the Kings and what his role with the team was. However, he claimed that’s all behind him now and he’s hoping to help get the Flyers into the postseason. Dean Lombardi, the general manager of the Kings, told the press that Gagne didn’t really have a role on the team anymore and he felt the club had enough depth to succeed without him. He added that the club now has an open roster spot and it will also save a bit of money on the salary cap. Gagne said he didn’t ask to be traded, but realized he didn’t really fit in with the Kings style of play anymore and it was best for everybody involved that he move on. Gagne’s first 10 years in the NHL were spent in Philadelphia. He played a total of 664 games for them in the regular season and scored 259 goals 269 assists for 528 points. Flyers’ general manager Paul Holmgren said Gagne will improve the team’s depth and will help out especially since the team has a couple of injured forwards in Tye McGinn and Matt Read. He said Gagne can play anywhere up front and has plenty of penalty-killing and power-play experience and is a great two-way player. The Flyers can certainly use the help since they had a 9-11-1 record at the time of the trade and are almost at the half way point of the shortened 48-game NHL season. Visit Bet365 for the latest odds on NHL and world hockey as well as lines on more of the world’s top sporting events.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Gagne traded. He's not impressed.
The Los Angeles Kings have traded Simon Gagne to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick that they acquired from Phoenix, as seen on Philadelphia's official Twitter account.
Gagne skated with the Flyers between 1999-00 and 2009-10 (10 seasons) before spending one season in Tampa Bay (2010-11) and a little...
The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to send a fourth-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Simon Gagne.
That's right. The same Gagne that was drafted by the Flyers with the twenty-second-overall pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft will be returning to play in Philadelphia.
In his thirteen-year-NHL career, Gagne had recorded 586 points (283 goal; 303 assists...
Simon Gagne helped the Kings win a cup.
But he's not as big as Nolan or King or Penner and he's been a healthy scratch.
So the Kings traded him to a team they like to make trades with and a place he's familiar with.
The Kings get a conditional 4th round pick and could it be that Tyler Toffoli gets called up?
The Kings have made 3 trades in the past 3 weeks...
My senior year of high school I named a resilient housefly after him that refused to die in Mrs. Frankowiac’s Economics class. He scored a hat trick in a poem I wrote in 8th grade, which would give him four for his career. I took his first name as my own in sophomore year Spanish. [...]The post Fan Favorites: Simon Gagne Is My Guy appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Philadelphia, PA - Simon Gagne returned to the Philadelphia Flyers in story-book fashion, scoring a key second period goal, as the Flyers clipped the Caps 4-0. Gagne rejoined the Flyers in the early AM hours today after being traded from the LA Kings yesterday (Tuesday Feb 26). Philadelphia used the spark from Gagne and the crowd to jump
The Los Angeles Kings traded Simon Gagne back to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday for a conditional draft pick, sending the struggling left wing back to the city where he had his greatest NHL success.
Gagne spent his first 10 NHL seasons with the Flyers, but won his first Stanley Cup title last season in Los Angeles after a late-playoff return from a concussion. He hasn't...
The NHL trade market picked up on Tuesday afternoon with a pair of trades, and it sounds like teams are far from done wheeling and dealing.
One of the teams expected to be most active leading up to the trade deadline are the Philadelphia Flyers, who made a deal Tuesday. The Flyers brought Simon Gagne back from Los Angeles in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
They aren’t done...
The Wells Fargo Center was rocking on Wednesday night as one of the all-time greats, Simon Gagne returned to the club. Besides Gagne returning, he also scored to help give the Flyers a 4-1 victory. Jayson Werth actually said something smart on Wednesday too if you missed it.
In Simon Gagne's return, or as Pierre McGuirre likes to call him "See-mon", the Flyers dominated...
Claude Giroux scored 23 seconds in, and Simon Gagne added a goal in his first game back with the Flyers as Philadelphia rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
Wayne Simmonds gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead less than four minutes later, and Gagne scored his first goal of the season in the second period, one day after being reacquired by the Flyers from...
Coming off a Stanley Cup victory, the LA Kings have traded the man who almost dropped the cup, Simon Gagne back to Philadelphia. Rejoice Flyers fans, #12 is back!
Simon Gagne was traded to the Flyers today for a conditional fourth round pick. (Orange and Black Pack)
After being traded back to where his career started, here is the official transcript of Simon Gagne's first interview...
After a slow start to the season, the Philadelphia Flyers are starting to pick up steam.
They're surely feeling good about their chances of keeping things going with Simon Gagne back in town.
The Flyers aim for a fifth win in seven games Saturday in their first meeting of the season with the visiting Ottawa Senators, who could again be without the injured Craig Anderson.
Game: Ottawa Senators (12-6-3) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (10-11-1) Location: Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA) Time: 12:00PM TV: NHL Network, Comcast SportsNet Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic Previous Game: On Wednesday, the Flyers defeated the struggling Washington Capitals in front of the hometown fans. Claude Giroux started the scoring early in the game, and Simon Gagne commenced...