NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 02: Kris Versteeg #32 of the Chicago Blackhawks warms up before playing against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 2, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Dale Tallon likes those old Chicago Blackhawks. Another one is joining him.
Kris Versteeg has been traded from the Flyers to the Panthers for a second round pick in either 2012 or 2013 and San Jose's third round pick in 2012. For the record, the Flyers traded a first rounder and a third rounder for him at the deadline. Just saying.
We were wondering where the Flyers would get the room to sign Wayne Simmonds, who we haven't heard a peep about on this July 1. This is where the money will come from, as we expect Simmonds to get about $1.8 million per year on his contract with the Flyers.
Trading Versteeg sheds a hair over $3 million off of the cap. Nice knowing you, guy.