Analysis: Flyers add more size and toughness on the backend with addition of Kubina

 

FLYERS ACQUIRE KUBINA Just two days after acquiring defenseman Nicklas Grossman from the Dallas Stars, the Philadelphia Flyers this evening finalized a deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning, acquiring defenseman Pavel Kubina in-exchange for a 2012 second round pick and 2013 4th round pick. Kubina a 14 year NHL veteran, has 3 goals – 8 assists for 11 points and a +1 rating on the season. Averaging 19:54 of ice time per game, Kubina has 95 hits on the season and 100 blocked shots. The Flyers have targeted size and toughness on the backend and accomplished that goal in the past two days adding the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Grossman and the 6-foot-4, 258-pound Kubina.

ICE Report

 

*Happy Fathers Day* I would like to say Happy Fathers Day to all of the fathers out there, including my father who has played a significant role in my life and has helped me grow as a person throughout the years. Updated Free Agent Chart – Tough rugged winger on the Penguins radar?; Sens winger Chris Neil seeking a 4 year deal? The ICE Report There continues to be a movement for teams moving towards an up-tempo system as the Minnesota Wild hired Todd Richards this week and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren indicating that the Flyers will move towards a more aggressive system with an emphasis on hunting the puck at all times At mid-season, Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers were the latest examples of teams making coaching changes and moving away from a conservative approach and becoming more aggressive in the neutral zone, offensive zone. *The Atlanta ThrashersRead More »