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*2007-Jul-01 Traded Joni Pitkanen from Philadelphia Flyers with Geoff Sanderson and round 3 pick in the 2009 draft to Edmonton Oilers for Jason Smith and Joffrey Lupul
As someone else pointed out, Pitkanen wanted out. And I don't think that return for Pitkanen was too bad either. Lupul was a two time 20 goal scorer and Smith was a fantastic mentor for all the young guys on the team when he arrived here.

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2008-Nov-07 Traded Steve Downie from Philadelphia Flyers with Steve Eminger and round 4 pick in the 2009 draft (Alex Hutchings) to Tampa Bay Lightning for Matt Carle and round 3 pick in the 2009 draft (Simon Bertilsson)
Steve Downie was in John Stevens' dog house at the time. The Flyers also needed a defenseman and Matt Carle was in need of a change of scenery after the gong show that was going on in Tampa Bay with Len Barrie and Oren Koules. As much as Carle is crapped on around here, he played rather well for us.

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*2009-Mar-04 Traded Scottie Upshall from Philadelphia Flyers with round 2 pick in the 2011 draft to Phoenix Coyotes for Daniel Carcillo
This move was a panic move. Holmgren ran into cap issues and someone needed to be moved. This was 100% a problematic move that Holmgren made.

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*2010-Jul-19 Traded Simon Gagne from Philadelphia Flyers to Tampa Bay Lightning for Matt Walker and round 4 pick in the 2011 draft
Another example of a problematic move that Holmgren made. Cap problems once again came into light and Holmgren really sold Gagne at a much lower value. However, Gagne also had concussion and neck issues that make it seem much easier to move.

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*2011-Jun-23 Traded Jeff Carter from Philadelphia Flyers to Columbus Blue Jackets for Jakub Voracek, round 1 pick in the 2011 draft (Sean Couturier) and round 3 pick in the 2011 draft (Nick Cousins)
I don't think anyone can complain over this move. This wasn't a panic move at all. This was a move to remake the team and acquire some much needed youth to add to the pipeline.

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*2011-Jun-23 Traded Mike Richards from Philadelphia Flyers with Rob Bordson to Los Angeles Kings for Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn and round 2 pick in the 2012 draft
Once again, this was a move to remake the team. The captaincy was going to go to Pronger and Giroux was going to be made the top centerman. As well, the Flyers received an all world prospect in Schenn and a rugged winger in Simmonds. Another move that I don't think anyone can complain about.

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*2012-Jun-12 Traded James VanRiemsdyk from Philadelphia Flyers to Toronto Maple Leafs for Luke Schenn
Another move that nobody could complain about. As much success JVR might be having in Toronto, the defense in Philadelphia would be in a whole lot of trouble without Schenn. He's been a rock back there.

As for Giroux, there is no chance the Flyers are moving him. I know that Giroux had an animated discussion with Holmgren, but it was about the state of the team. It wasn't about Giroux wanting out.

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