Saturday, June 19, 2010

Strike Early!

The Flyers traded for the rights to Dan Hamhuis this morning. A player that was headed to UFA status and one I've heard a few Sens fans mention as the D-man they would like if Volchenkov leaves.

More bizarre, this trade happened only a few hours after Damien Cox wrote this story, claiming that the Leafs were interested in Hamhuis.

So how does this work exactly, this trading for pending UFA players rights? My guess, and it is only a guess, is that the Flyers would have had Nashville ask if Hamhuis wanted to be a Flyer first. Philly after all did trade Parent for a player who they could sign for nothing in less than two weeks.

Here's the question of the week then: Can anybody name a player whose rights were traded for leading up to July 1st, but that player DID NOT sign with the team that traded for them?

I'm not sure it has even happened but one of you might...

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