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Weekly Roundup: Flyers Trade Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, Goalie Ilya Brzgalov Signed, Ryan Dunn's Death, and Sixers Draft Former USC Center

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The Omelette Friday June 24, 2011 Weekly Roundup

Flyers Trade Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and sign Ilya Bryzgalov

In the span of ten minutes, the Flyers transformed their team yesterday by trading stars Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. Later on in the afternoon they finalized a deal with Ilya Bryzgalov for 9 years and $51 million.

First, they traded Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets for former first round pick Jakub Voracek, the Blue Jackets' #8 overall pick in the upcoming draft, and their 3rd round pick .

Ten minutes later, they traded Mike Richards to the L.A. Kings for stud prospect Brayden Schenn (the 5th overall pick from 2009), Wayne Simmonds, and a second-round pick in 2012.

Clearly the Flyers needed a change after a year when they were expected to win the Stanley Cup, but were instead thoroughly embarrassed by the Boston Bruins. With that said, it’s a risky move on their part. They do receive Schenn, who is being touted as the next superstar in hockey, but until he becomes an elite player the Flyers are taking a step back.

Ryan Dunn's Death: The Aftermath Following His crash

Ryan Dunn's friends, family, and former "Jackass" stars mourned his death at a viewing on Wednesday in West Chester. Ryan Dunn and his friend Zach Hartwell died in a horrifying car crash in West Goshen Township on Monday morning.

Bam Margera, returned home on Wednesday and told Fox 29 that he will never get over the loss of his best friend.

Police ruled on Thursday that Dynn was legally drunk at the time of the crash and driving between 130 and 140 miles per hour.

Sixers Draft USC Center Nikola Vucevic

The Sixers didn't end up trading Andre Iguodala. The team drafted center Nikola Vucevic from USC and Lavoy Allen from Temple.  You can purchase your NBA Finals tickets first thing Saturday morning at the Wells Fargo Center...........

You can read more about the Flyers and Sixers on Joe Vallee's Two Minute Drill 

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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