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Byline: Ed Moran
Jun. 20--It isn't often that a general manager makes it easy for his free agents to be signed away.
But that's what happened last weekend, according to both Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell, who have agreed to terms of 6-year deals with the Flyers a full 2 weeks ahead of when they would have become unrestricted free agents.
The rights to the players were traded by Nashville's general manager, David Poile. He not only allowed the Flyers to talk to his players ahead of time but told the Flyers that, faced with increasing losses of revenue and the pending sale of the team to an owner who appears to want to move it to Canada, he would not be able to resign Timonen and Hartnell. …