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Former Kings player Wayne Simmonds thriving with Flyers
Former Kings player Wayne Simmonds thriving with Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Wayne Simmonds was a huge fan favorite when he played for the Kings, who chose him in the second round — 61st overall — in the 2007 entry draft. In his best season, 2009-10, he had 16 goals and 40 points — and 116 penalty minutes. He also was +22 defensively. But he was a third- and fourth-line player who was best known for his fearless, rugged play, which endeared him to home crowds. But to get a good player the Kings had to give up a good player, and they traded Simmonds, 2009 first-round pick Brayden Schenn and a second-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2011 for Mike Richards. Which team did better in that trade? Philadelphia...

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