Deal or No Deal- Would You Make This Trade? Vol. 5

Ah, the offseason. The Philadelphia Flyers are now the embodiment of the Spongebob meme when Squidward is in cold dark house all sad watching Spongebob and Patrick, in this case representing the teams in the NHL playoffs, frolicking outside.

As we patiently wait for the draft and free agency to come around, fans are keeping themselves busy, and their expectations for the offseason ahead very high in the CapFriendly’s Armchair GM tool. We found another round of the craziest fans suggested trades and offer them up for you to vote.

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

Whats the price by Ewan9201

Marner, 25, is in the middle of a career year with a 35-goal, 97-point campaign. He’s got three years left at a $10.9 million cap hit. For the Flyers, Provorov and Konecny would cover the financial cost of the deal. Morgan Frost would provide a cheap depth forward with a potential higher ceiling playing with elite forwards. Jay O’Brien was the Flyers’ 2018 first round pick who has struggled to make a name for himself in the years since. The Flyers also surrender their 2024 first round pick, the one the received in the Claude Giroux trade.

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Johnny Hockey and Lord Stanley by Kicken_555

Rasmus Dahlin was the former first overall pick in 2018, and now four years into his NHL journey, he’s putting the pieces together for the best season of his young career. He’s got 13 goals and 53 points, 21 of which came on the powerplay, easily new career highs in all three categories. He’s got two years left in a deal that pays him $6 million a season. Olofsson is a 27-year-old pending restricted free agent who has emerged as one of the better forwards in Buffalo. He’s recorded his second 20-goal season of his career and is starting to find his way without Sam Reinhart or Jack Eichel to lead the way.

The Flyers get a young defenseman and a promising forward, both with a history of success on the powerplay, a huge area of weakness. They swap left-handed defenseman and wingers with a first round pick thrown in as the cost to upgrade.

Would you make this trade?


Defense restart by Logan03

Very rarely in these scenarios are trades that feature Ivan Provorov given any real credit. This is one of the cased of a team paying up for a top young defenseman and it’s a long one so get ready-

Caleb Jones is a 25-year-old defenseman. he’s spent the last four seasons bouncing between the NHL and AHL. He’s got a career-best four goals and 13 points in 49 games with the Blackhawks this season. Dominik Kubalik is a 27-year-old forward in his third NHL season. His numbers have slowly dipped every season after scoring 30 goals his rookie year.

Ethan Deal Mastro, a defenseman, is a former fourth round pick in 2021, who captained the Mississauga Steelheads with seven goals and 48 points. He’s 19 with an ELC that starts next season. Jaylen Luypen is a 20 year old forward prospect playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings where he’s racked up 29 goals and 64 points in 66 games. He was a seventh round pick in 2021 and is still unsigned by the Blackhawks.

Evan Barratt is an AHL forward and a former third round pick in 2017. Boris Katchouk is a 24-year-old depth forward who got his first real taste of NHL action with the Blackhawks this season. He’s got three goals and seven points in 57 games.

If the Flyers consider rebuilding, getting a flurry of picks and up-and-coming prospect for their top defenseman may be the way to go.

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2022-2023 Offseason Contenders by Hunter8853

Another trade featuring Ivan Provorov, but a little more compact and straight to the point. Alex Romanov is a 22-year-old defenseman for the Canadiens playing in his second NHL season. He has 13 points in 77 games serving as the team’s top left-handed defenseman. He’s better known for his physicality, which is on display with his 223 hits during the 2021-22 season, good enough for 20th in the league. Throw in a trio of draft picks including a first rounder in 2024 and a potential high second round pick in the stacked 2023 draft and you’ve got the trade.

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Trade with CGYCLB by sk540

In yet another attempt to clear Sean Couturier’s contract off the books before it’s too late, this time he gets shipped to Calgary in exchange for 27-year-old Sean Monahan, who has one year left at a $6.3 million cap hit and 25-year-old defenseman Oliver Kylington, who is a pending restricted free agent in the middle of a breakout season with nine goals and 31 points in 71 games. Connor Zary was the Flames first round pick in 2020 currently playing his first season in the AHL where he’s got 13 goals and 25 points.

Monahan gives the Flyers a replacement center but for only one season and can bail on his cap all together to use the money elsewhere, and Kylington is a younger defenseman who could still establish himself at the NHL level and a new forward prospect who primarily plays center, a big position of need.

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After missing playoffs by DogDayCaps2

This deal was proposed by a Caps fan, so I’m not quite sure if they realize the level of PTSD Flyers fans get when the name John Carlson is thrown out there, but here we are. Now 32 years old, Carlson has reached the point of his career where he’s no longer as effective as he used to, but he’s finished top-five in Norris voting in three of the last five seasons. He’s got 16 goals, a new career high, and 70 points this season in Washington. Carlson has four years left at an $8 million cap hit.

Flyers swap top right handed defenseman, shedding Ellis and whatever is wrong with him, but take on the bigger contract in the process.

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Just rebuild already by Busstop109

The Couturier-to-Calgary deal was focused more on shedding money in the short term, this is a deal looking to actually cash out on Couturier as a top player and massive trade chip.

Jean-Luc Foudny is a 20-year-old 2020 third round pick by the Avalanche who’s playing in his second AHL season with nine goals and 26 points in 65 games. The Flyers would also receive a first round pick in the coveted 2023 draft as well as a probably high third round pick this season.

In terms of future value, it may be the best the Flyers could get for a 30-year-old on a massive contract coming off a serious injury.

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Another crazy idea – does it make sense by Random2152

A straight up one-for-one deal where the Flyers ship 25-year-old Travis Konecny with three years left on his current contract at a $5.5 cap hit for 20-year-old Seth Jarvis, who is still on the first year of his entry-level deal. Jarvis, a 13th overall pick in 2020, has 17 goals and 39 points in 67 games during his rookie season.

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retool by braisman

O’Reilly and Tarasenko, 31 and 30 respectively, each have one year left on their current contracts at a $7.5 million cap hit. Marco Scandella is a 32-year-old defenseman making $3.2 million for two more years, and Ivan Barbashev is 26 with one year left at a $2.2 for one more year.

The Flyers remove a significant portion of their current core, but add some aging, very expensive players on short-term contract in return. The competitive edge may go up, but how long can it last?

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Yes I’ve lost my mind by Butlrr

Now 30 years old, Oliver Ekman-Larsson is a far cry from the player he used to be, His 20-goal, 50-point seasons are long gone. He hasn’t hit the 10-goal mark since 2018-19 and has scored 30 or less points in the last three seasons. Most of his remaining production does come on the powerplay, an area of need for the Flyers.

JT Miller had 31 goals and 97 points in 78 games for the Canucks this year. He may be one of the best kept secrets when it comes to top centers across the league. He just turned 29 in March and will need a new contract next summer.

OEL five years left at $8.25 million. Miller has one year left at $5.2 million, but in this scenario would only cost $2.6 million as Vancouver would retain half of the last year of his contract. Both JVR and Sanheim’s current contracts are set to expire in the 2023 offseason.

Essentially, you’re swapping older broken down players in OEL and JVR, while also getting a top center in exchange for a top defenseman.

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By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)

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