Flyers Trade Rinaldo, Ron Hextall Becomes New Sam Hinkie
Ron Hextall has made another trade.
Days after sending Nicklas Grossmann and dumping the contract of Chris Pronger to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Sam Gagner, the Flyers pulled off another surprising move.
The team has announced that they have traded forward Zac Rinaldo to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a third round draft pick on 2017.
Rinaldo, 25, has four years of NHL: playing experience but has been less than impressive with his time year. In 223 games, he has only scored 8 goals with 16 assists. The more glaring number on his record is 572 penalty minutes, including a minus-30 rating.
Upon the announcement of the transaction, Twitter as expected, went into a frenzy:
Ron Hextall has every right to walk with his chest out judging with what he's done the past few days. In the NHL Draft, he was able to get the second best defenseman in the draft without having to move up in the draft. Couple that with the cap room Hextall created it has been a winning week.
One thing is for sure, Hextall has been more Sam Hinkie in recent days than Hinkie has been himself after what transpired for the Sixers during their draft.