shortest offseason ever!!!!!! Nice to see Homer adding someone who already has experience losing to the blackhawks in the playoffs
Flyers trade for Dan Hamhuis to bolster defense
By Sam Carchidi
Inquirer Staff Writer
During their playoff run to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers were reluctant to use their third defensive pairing.
So, in his first move of the off-season, general manager Paul Holmgren made a deal Saturday that significantly upgrades that unit, acquiring defenseman Dan Hamhuis and a conditional draft pick in 2011 from Nashville for Ryan Parent, a little-used and frequently injured defenseman.
Now the Flyers have 11 days to sign the 6-foot-1, 209-pound Hamhuis (pronounced HAM-HOOS), who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Hamhuis, whom the Flyers pursued at the trade deadline, earned $2 million last season.
Hamhuis, 27, was drafted in the first round (12th overall) by Nashville in 2001