Deal or No Deal- Would You Make This Trade? Vol. 4

The 2021-22 Flyers season is just about in the books and the long wait until the entry draft in July begins. As we wait patiently, fans are cooking up crazy trades on CapFriendly’s GM tool to pass the time. This time around, we featured trades from both Flyers fans and fans across the NHL to get some different valuations of certain players on the roster.

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

Leafs 2022-2023 by JStan44

William Nylander, 25 has 28 goals and 68 points in 71 games for the Leafs this season. He’s got two years left at a $6.9 million cap hit.

Travis Konecny, 25, has 13 goals and 45 points in 69 games for the Flyers. He’s got three years left at a $5.5 million cap hit.

The Flyers get the better player and the Leafs get a decent replacement with some cap certainty. It also costs the Flyers a pair of draft picks to upgrade.

Would you make this trade?

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Im addicted to making these Flyers re-tools by FighterFoos23

The ultimate “we gotta win right now” desperation move. The Flyers trade 26-year-old Ivan Provorov who has three years left on his contract at $6.75 million cap hit for 30-year-old Vladimir Tarasenko, who has one year left at a $7.5 million cap hit. Tarasenko is on a point-per-game pace during the 2021-22 season with 65 points. The Flyers get a short-term potential solution on offense, but lose their top defenseman and biggest trade chip in the process.

Would you make this trade?

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Next steps by GirouxCrew

Nikolaj Ehlers is a 26-year-old speedy goalscorer who has notched at least 20-goals in the last six seasons and Cole Perfetti is a 20-year-old 2020 tenth overall pick who has just 18 NHL games of experience, though has scored seven points. Both players are upgrades to Konency and Frost respectively, and the Flyers have to throw in Ivan Provorov and a third round pick to make up the difference.

Would you make this trade?

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Sabres next year by littlejerryseinfeld

This may seem like an unassuming trade, but it’s actually one of the most intriguing options featured on this list. Not only do the Flyers get out of the uncertainty of Ellis, they potentially get their 2023 second round pick back, which opens the door for real offer sheets that they otherwise couldn’t do. In this scenario, the condition is on the Flyers’ pick, but they could just as easily get their own second rounder back and put the condition on the Sabers’.

Flyers ditch the last five years of Ellis’ contract with a $6.25 million cap hit for at least one second round pick, possibly two if Ellis is healthy.

Would you make this trade?

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Stevie hits the gravity bong by JimmyV1993

The future of Ivan Provorov is still murky, but if the 25-year-old defenseman does get moved, they need to make it count. The 27-year-old winger Tyler Bertuzzi is in the middle of a career year with the Red Wings, posting 26 goals and 54 points through 58 games.

Flyers give up their top defenseman, but get a point-per-game winger in return who would easily lead the Flyers in both goals and points this season.

Would you make this trade?

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Going for the Gusto by NoDeke

Laughton and Monahan are both 27-year-old centers with slightly different career trajectories. Monahan has had a successful career to this point. The three-time 30-goal scorer has 462 points in 656 games but has slowed down tremendously over the last few seasons before hip surgery ended his lackluster 2021-22 campaign early. Monahan has one year left at a $6.4 million cap hit. Laughton has continues to age like fine wine during his career, but has never had the offensive success that Monahan did. Laughton has four years left at a $3 million cap hit.

Flyers get a new middle-six center with a potential higher upside than Laughton, and the pair of second round picks are a nice throw in for either actually drafting, or more trade capital for a busy summer.

Would you make this trade?

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Next years Leafs by Matthewslover

At 33, it’s no secret Wayne Simmonds is no longer the player he was during his heyday in Philadelphia, though he still lives fondly in the hearts of Flyers fans. As a team desperate for some leadership, adding someone like Simmonds, even as a 12th or 13th forward should go a long way. The Flyers only part with a sixth round pick to bring Simmer back. Simmonds has one year left at $900,000.

The Flyers get a beloved veteran back while adding some stability to a younger locker room.

Would you make this trade?

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Monster Trade w Jets by sk540

Neal Pionk is a 27-year-old top four right-handed defenseman who has three years left at a $5.8 million cap hit. Mark Scheifele is a 29-year-old top six center who has two years left at $6.1 million. The Flyers fill two major holes by getting a top center and another RHD, but give up their top LHD, two roster wingers, and prospect Samu Tuomaala, who was their second round pick in 2021.

Would you make this trade?

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Habs Retool by Cabbie91

Jeff Petry has been a name attached to the Flyers for the last month or so, but since he wasn’t acquired at the trade deadline, could they be gearing up for an offseason move? Petry has a $5.75 cap hit for three more years (though only $5.25 million if Montreal retains $500,000) and JVR has a $7 million cap hit for one. Elliot Desnoyers was the Flyers’ 2020 fifth round pick who is about to make the jump to the professional level after a surprisingly successful junior career. With a murky ceiling in front of him, it could be a big gamble to move him now.

Flyers ditch JVR and get some much needed help on the right side of the defense and a backup plan if Ellis isn’t good to go.

Would you make this trade?

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Going Forward by Bbpagewolf

In this scenario, the Flyers ditch the last year of James Van Reimsdyk’s $7 million contract, but they take on two years of 30-year-old right-handed defenseman Nikita Zaitsev for their troubles. The Flyers would part ways with their 2024 first round pick that they acquired in the Claude Giroux trade, but in exchange get 22-year-old left-handed defenseman Erik Brannstrom. Brannstrom would fit in well in Philly, a highly touted prospect that just can’t nail down an NHL gig. He’s an RFA at season’s end coming off his entry-level deal.

JVR and a future first round pick for slight cap savings as well as a high-risk, high-reward defensive prospect.

Would you make this trade?

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By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)

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