2010 NHL Entry Draft: Rights to Dan Hamhuis traded to Pittsburgh
By Brandon Worley prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com
Fri Jun 25,2010 11:05 PM ET
Paul Holmgren just announced to the media here at the draft that the Philadelphia Flyers have traded the negotiating rights to Dan Hamhuis to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2011 Entry Draft.
So essentially, the Flyers traded away Ryan Parent for at 2011 third round draft pick. There's likely to be more to the trade, but for now that's the info we have.
I'd say that was a win for the Flyers.
The hangup with Hamhuis signing in Philadelphia had nothing to do with money or the length of the contract, and more to do with Hamhuis wanting to be considered at least a top four defenseman. In Philadelphia he would have been top four, but CSNPhilly's Tim Panaccio told me that he wanted to be formally labeled the #3 defenseman before he signed.
Apparently the Flyers weren't willing to make that commitment.
Wow, I can't believe Shero would give up a 3rd round pick if he wasn't absolutely sure Hamhuis is signable. I've never heard of a player being hung up on what his "lable" within the organization is. I hope that doesn't mean that Hamhuis is a total douche with a diva complex. In any event, so long Sarge, it was a great run. Thanks for the memories. As usual, Shero is taking care of business.
I also like the pick of Beau Bennett with the 20th pick. He was ranked 17th overall by TSN so the Pens got a little value with the pick. I was really hoping that Austin Watson would still be there at 20 just for his size alone (6' 4", 185) but Nashville jumped on him 2 picks earlier.