The Flyers surprised a lot of people on Monday when they shipped out winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger and a 2015 fourth round selection in the NHL Draft. Now the question remains, who asked for the trade, Hartnell or the Flyers?
We seem to have gotten an answer. It was the Flyers who approached Hartnell about the trade. Hartnell told reporters he received a phone call five days prior to the trade from general manager Ron Hextall "basically saying I was done [in Philadelphia]" and it angered the 32-year-old winger.
After talking to his agent, Hextall and Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, Hartnell ultimately waived his no-movement clause. Hartnell was quick to add that he "loved his time in Philadelphia."
Hextall met with reporters to clear the air of any misconceptions. He was pretty adamant saying he never shopped Hartnell to other teams.
Either way, Hartnell still seems to love the Flyers and their fans.
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