Deal or No Deal- Would You Make This Trade? Vol. 6

CapFriendly’s Armchair GM tool is a fabulous place for fans to craft their dream trade scenarios as they patiently wait for the two months between their favorite team’s playoff elimination and the actual offseason to begin. While most are run-of-the-mill, feasible, everyday trades, every once in awhile a suggestion makes you stop and think, and those are the ones that make it to this list.

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

Different look by Hammerwise

In yet another effort to ditch Sean Couturier and his impending massive contract, in this scenario he would get dealt to the Hurricanes, a team that could use a bit of center depth.

Raanta is a 32-year-old goalie who has one year left on his current contract at a $2 million cap hit. He played in 27 games for the Hurricanes in 2021-22 with a 2.43 goals against average and .913 save percentage.

Ethan Bear is a 24-year-old right handed defenseman and pending restricted free agent. He has played up and down the Canes’ bleuline this season with four goals and 13 points. His current deal paid him $2 million a season.

The biggest plus of the trade is a coveted 2023 first round pick, as well as a pair of second rounders in 2022 and 2023.

Would you make this trade?


hmmmmmm is this enough for cahtah haht by jacobla

This is not the first time a Hart to Edmonton trade has been proposed on this website, a few months back we suggested he get dealt for Leon Draisaitl. In this case, the Flyers don’t get a superstar in return, but they get 23-year-old pending restricted free agent Kailer Yamamoto, who has 19 goals and 38 points in Edmonton in 2021-22. As well as former 2019 second round pick, 21-year-old Raphael Lavoie, who is playing in his second AHL season with 13 goals and 26 points in 56 games.

The pair of first rounders in 2023 and 2024 are enticing, and 40-year-old Mike Smith give the Flyers a goaltender next season as well as helping make the money work with $2.2 million coming back to Philly.

Is it a big enough haul for star youngster Carter Hart? If the Flyers are rebuilding and deem him moveable would this get the job done?

Would you make this trade?



An interesting deal here as the Senators would acquire a top defenseman to help solidify their blueline as they aim to be competitive in the near future, as well as rookie forward Noah Cates, whose ceiling is still unknown at the NHL level, and goaltender Felix Sandstrom, who appears to be on the outs in Philly.

The Flyers would get 23-year-old defenseman Erik Brannstrom in return, who has struggled to acclimate to the NHL so far in his young career, as well as 2019 first round pick Shane Pinto, who missed almost the entire 2021-22 season with a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery. To get this return, the Flyers would also have to eat the remainder of Matt Murray’s contract, which has two years left at $6.25 million, though with $1 million retained, it’d drop the cost down to $5.25.

The Flyers get two youngsters with potential in turn for dealing Ivan Provorov with the caveat that they take on the albatross of Matt Murray.

Would you make this trade?


Off-season Surgery by Knuckl3s

A longtime theorized trade between the Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia flyers has been Boeser for Konecny, but this time, it has a kick- rather than an even swap, the Flyers have to pay up for the better player.

Boeser, a pending RFA, had 22 goals and 44 points in 69 games this season for Vancouver. He was tied for third on the Canucks in goals and sole possession of fifth in points. Konency had 16 goals and 52 points in 78 games this season and three years left at $5.5 million.

The Flyers would also have to include 20-year-old 2020 first round pick Tyson Foerster in the deal to secure Boeser’s rights.

Do the Flyers give up a potential goalscorer in the future to land one today?

Would you make this trade?


retool unrealistic by vinny82

Throughout the “Deal or No Deal” series, we’ve seen many trades featuring Ivan Provorov, and a couple featuring William Nylander, but rather than individual convoluted deals, why not just do a straight up trade?

The Leafs get 25-year-old defenseman Ivan Provorov, who has three years left on his current contract at $6.75 million to help shore up their ever-desperate blueline, meanwhile the Flyers land 25-year-old William Nylander, who has two years left at $6.9 million with 32 goals and 78 points in 2021-22. The 2023 third round pick may help convince the Leafs to pull the trigger.

Would you make this trade?


Offseason by Braisman

In one of those deals that made me do a double take, The Flyers find themselves shedding two ugly contracts in JVR and Ryan Ellis, but at the price of Carter Hart, and in exchange, get the both members of the Ducks’ goalie tandem.

Ryan Ellis has five years left at a $6.25 million cap hit and Van Riemsdyk has one year left a $7 million.

John Gibson, 28, has five years left at $6.4 million, and was one of the league’s better goalies before the Ducks rebuild tanked his stats. Familiar face Anthony Stolarz has found his footing at the NHL level in Anaheim this season with a 2.62 goals against average and .919 save percentage. He’s got one year left at a palatable $925,000.

Kevin Shattenkirk, 33, is a right-handed defenseman with one year left at $3.3 million and has eight goals and 35 points in 81 games this season.

Flyers shed two bad contracts but lose Hart, yet get a brand new very good goalie tandem, just slightly older, and a much needed RHD.

Would you make this trade?


Kaner in Philly by sk540

In an effort to right a 15-year wrong, the Flyers give up a king’s ransom for Blackhawks’ forward Patrick Kane.

Kane has one year left on his current deal at $10.5 million. He has 26 goals and 92 points in 77 games in 2021-22. He will turn 34 in November.

For the Flyers, a flurry of main roster talent and prospects define the haul. Lindblom and Konecny combine for $8.5 million of salary for Chicago to help even out the deal. Then throw in forward prospects Bobby Brink and Samu Tuomaala and goalie Samuel Ersson. Brink and Ersson have the highest ceiling of the included prospects, but also have little to no time at the professional level under their belts yet.

In this scenario, the Flyers manage to keep their first rounders in 2022 and 2023 as well as top prospect Tyson Foerster. They get a top NHL caliber player in exchange for all their second-tier trade assets.

Would you make this trade?


Dream Off Season w the Kids up in 22-23 by sk540

It’s no secret that Matthew Tkachuk should be on the Flyers’ radar this summer if the seas get rough during the negotiations with Calgary. Unlike the Patrick Kane trade, the Flyers don’t get out of giving up key assets, in fact they give them all up

Atkinson, Lindblom and Konecny would combine for $14.3 million, more than enough to extend Tkachuk. They’d also give up top prospect Tyson Foerster as well as prospects Samu Tuomaala and Samuel Ersson and 2023 draft picks in the first and third round for good measure.

Matthew Tkachuk is valuable, but is his this valuable?

Would you make this trade?


Good luck and No Ellis by mulletmario7

Zack Kassian has two years left at $3.2 million. He’s got six goals and 18 points along with a whopping 153 hits and 63 PIM. Dylan Holloway is a 20-year-old center and former 2020 first round pick who has 21 points in 32 games during his first season in the AHL.

An actual tough guy, a prospect a first round pick and a third rounder as well in exchange for Travis Konecny and Zack MacEwen’s RFA rights.

Would you make this trade?


if they miss the playoffs by braisman

In yet another fabulous entry by braisman, it left me just as bewildered as it did intrigued.

Jamie Benn, now 33, is long past the point of his heyday yet still has three years left at a $9.5 million cap hit. In this case Dallas would retain half of his cap hit. He had 18 goals and 46 points in 2021-22.

Denis Gurianov, 25, is a pending restricted free agent who scored 11 goals and 31 points this season, the latter being a career high.

Would you make this trade?


By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)


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