November 17, 2011; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Matt Read (24) left, celebrates his game winning goal with teammate Max Talbot (27) late in the 3rd period past Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Coyotes 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Downie Traded For Maxime Talbot

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The Colorado Avalanche have traded forward Steve Downie to the Philadelphia Flyers for Maxime Talbot.

Oct 21, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy (let) talks to right wing Steve Downie (17) during a time-out against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Colorado Avalanche won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Downie, 26, was originally a Flyer. They drafted him in the 2005 NHL Draft with the 29th pick. He played two seasons with the Flyers before they shipped him off to the Tampa Bay Lightning. They had traded him to the Avalanche during the 2011-12 season. Downie is in his final season of a two-year, $5.3 million contract. This will leave him as an unrestricted free agent if he doesn’t resign with Philly.He only has one goal and five assists playing between Matt Duchene and Ryan O’Reilly.  His seven season NHL career has 56 goals and 145 points in 285 games.

Max Talbot, 29, has one goal and one assist in 11 games this season. He was drafted by Pittsburgh in 2002 with the 234th pick. His nine years in the league have seen 77 goals and 154 points in 515 games. Talbot won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009. He registered 8 goals and 5 assists in 24 playoff games in his run for the Cup.

The Avalanche and Flyers will face off on January 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm ET, where you can watch the two faceoff for the first time since this trade. For more information about trades and news around the NHL, check back into Too Many Men on the Site daily.

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