Sized Up: Flyers sign Stevenson, Knuble
PHILADELPHIA (CP) - Size was on the mind of the Philadelphia Flyers
when they went shopping in the free agent market.
The Flyers signed Mike Knuble and Turner Stevenson to three-year
contracts Saturday, adding a pair of big right-wingers to their
``Both are huge players, skate well and play physical,'' Philadelphia
general manager Bobby Clarke said in a release. ``Knuble is the
better scorer of the two and Stevenson is the more physical. They
bring real good size to our forward crew.''
The six-foot-three, 230-pound Knuble had 21 goals and 25 assists in
82 games for the Boston Bruins last season.
Stevenson, 6-3 and 220, had 14 goals and 13 assists and 76 penalty
minutes in 61 games for the New Jersey Devils.
Knuble said he was excited to get the chance to play for a serious
Stanley Cup contender.
``To be able to jump from Boston to an immediate contender, somebody
who was a game away from making the Stanley Cup final last year, is
(what I wanted) when this free agency came around,'' he said. ``I'm
real happy about it.''