Deal or No Deal- Would you Make this Trade? Vol. 2

It’s a magical time in the NHL season! The trade deadline is a week away and the anticipation for the trade levy to break is akin to a kid on Christmas morning. Thanks to CapFriendly’s Armchair GM tool, we can get a glimpse into the minds of fans when it comes to theoretical trades from their favorite teams, and Flyers fans known how to craft some intriguing trade proposals.

A few weeks ago, we tried a new concept here where you, the reader, get to have the final say as to whether or not you’d make the trade, so here’s round two.

You’re the GM of the Philadelphia Flyers and the trade proposals below come across your desk, do you make the trade?

flyers retool by vinny82

Leon Draisaitl has highlighted Flyers’ fans wet dreams when it comes to adding a bonafide 1C to the team during the 2022 offseason. We’ve even crafted our own Draisaitl trade in the past. This proposal is basically an attempt to make the deal without giving up Carter Hart, though also being semi-tactical with who they give up. The Oilers could use some help basically throughout their lineup, so Provorov addresses their defense, Konency and Lindblom (half retained, by the way) address depth at forward, Foerster gives them a top forward prospect, and Fedotov gives them a high caliber goaltending prospect. With Duncan Keith thrown in the money works out basically evenly.

Would you make this trade?

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flyers retool by vinny82

Last time, we proposed a deal that focused around Sean Couturier for Cole Caufield in Montreal, this time, a Couturier was suggested it was to the division rival Rangers. Kravtsov is a 22-year-old forward prospect who is on the outs with the Rangers after not making the opening night roster and ultimately returned to the KHL this season. Kakko is a 21-year-old former second overall pick in 2019 that has 54 points in 154 NHL games, and Miller is a 22-year-old defenseman who is starting to find his footing in the NHL just 112 games into his career.

Kravtsov and Kakko are both pending restricted free agents coming off their entry-level deals and Miller has one more year left on his ELC.

Flyers get an array of much needed young pieces and ditch Couturier’s massive $62 million extension.

Would you make this trade?

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Oh My by Flyers1111

There are some shots Bertuzzi is afraid of, and others, like the goal scoring kind, he’s not. He already has a new career high in goals and points, 24/48 respectively, in just 50 games with the Red Wings this year. A Konecny-for-Bertuzzi deal was one that got floated around last summer when Bertuzzi’s health was in question, but now the Flyers would need to pay up to acquire the 27-year-old. Zamula is one of the Flyers’ top prospects and a pair of higher-round draft picks may interest the still rebuilding Red Wings.

Would you make this trade?

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Briere First Summer as GM by sk540

The Flyers will be in the market for a right-handed defenseman and have been linked to Dumba in the past. The Wild’s cap situation is about to get pretty interesting with the buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter costing them $12.7 million in dead cap next season.. While Laughton and Lindblom’s cap hit ($3 million each) and Matt Dumba’s cap ($6 million) equal out, it gives the Wild some flexibility and some desperately needed depth at forward. Matt Dumba turns 28 in July.

Would you make this trade?

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flyers by vinny82

The Blackhawks are apparently getting ready to host a fire sale and everyone, including DeBrincat, has a price. The 24-year-old is currently in the middle of his third 30-goal season and will probably pass 40 goals by season’s end. Chances are DeBrincat gets dealt for a king’s ransom, so there’s a good chance the Hawks would shoot down this deal pretty quick, but it seems like a good place to start in real life.

Would you make this trade?

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Fletcher trying to contend by DH28hockey

The first of two chychrun deals is probably fairly realistic when it comes to what the Flyers would have to give up. A top prospect in Cam York and a 2023 first round pick (the Flyers do not own the Avalanche’s first round pick, it was acquired in a separate deal for Giroux.) Sanheim gives them a left-handed defenseman on the roster and Lindblom serves mainly as a cap dump in this case, but considering the Coyotes only have five forwards under contract next season, he’d help fill out their roster too.

Would you make this trade?

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So You Don’t Know What To Do by SupremeOverlord14

Let me preface this entry by saying I’ve looked at hundreds of trade suggestions on CapFriendly over the last few months and SupremeOverlord14 here put together the most batshit scenarios that weren’t based in parody I’ve ever seen. Though through the absolute chaos of his suggestions, this one rose to the top.

Kaliyev is a 20-year-old rookie forward who has 20 points in 59 games. Faber is 19-year-old college defenseman. Fagemo is a 21-year-old forward prospect still in the AHL.

This scenario is swung fairly heavy in the Flyers’ favor, but if the Kings are ready to compete, two established players may be better than a handful of prospects.

Would you make this trade?

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Flyers Rebuild- Step 2 by psull23

The second Chychrun trade is far more insane, with, as the trade creator describes, a salary dump and a major trade all wrapped into one. The Flyers dump the last year of JVR’s $7 million contract and acquire Chychrun and it costs them Travis Konecny, prospects Tyson Foerster and Jay O’Brien and a 2023 first round pick.

Would you make this trade?

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blowing up the core by sethjonesiselite

This would be a deal in which you’d squeeze the absolute most out of Travis Konecny while hoping Morgan Frost has any perceived value across the league. Even though the 23-year-old defenseman Dante Fabbro is still very much in Nashville’s long-term plans, he hasn’t quite lived up to the lofty expectations set for him when he entered the league. Kunin was a former first round pick in 2016 and has settled into the Predators’ middle six forward group, though he’s got slightly underwhelming offensive numbers with just 11 goals and 19 points in 59 games this season.

Would you make this trade?

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Online hockey retool by phillyflu

An interesting deal that would give the Bruins a much needed center in Boston native Kevin Hayes and in return the Flyers get a legitimate right-handed defenseman. Hogberg is probably a better prospect than Senyshyn, but both are fairly unsubstantial to this trade. It’s a deal that addresses needs for both teams, albeit swung in the favor of the Flyers. Carlo has five years left on his current deal at $4.1 million and Hayes has four years left at $7.1 million.

Would you make this trade?

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By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)

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