Deal or No Deal- Would You Make This Trade? Vol. 8

This is the week we’ve all been waiting for! Over two months after the Flyers played their last game of the season, the NHL entry draft is here and the changes to the organization are finally going to get underway. That means all the fan proposed theories we’ve been analyzing for the last few months could finally come to fruition! But before the action starts, we combed through CapFriendly’s armchair GM tool one last time before D-day for last minute trade suggestions.

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

Devils fan trying to fix Philly by Tbrew

We’ll open with a deal that doesn’t feel like it holds much weight in reality, but it would be about as perfect as a deal for the Flyers as they could get. The David Pastrnak rumors have been swirling leading up to the 2022 offseason, and if he does get moved out of Boston, the Flyers should absolutely throw their hat in the ring. He’s 26 years old and has one year left on his current contract at $6.6 million.

Hayes getting shipped back to Boston has been a theory thrown around this offseason as a way for the Flyers to clear some cap as well as a homecoming for the Boston native. As for Ryan Ellis, the news seems more and more bleak by the day, and if the team could somehow get out from under his contract and another team would actually take that risk, it’d be hard to say no at this point. Throw in Bobby Brink as a up-and-coming winger prospect and that’s apparently enough to land Pastrnak.

Ditching Ellis’ contract, getting away from Hayes’ before it turns albatross and adding a superstar winger all at the cost of Bobby Brink.

Would you make this trade?


Opinion Needed by EEEEE15

Carter Hart represents, by far, the biggest trade chip the Flyers have, and with some playoff-caliber teams across the league in need of a legitimate goaltender, naturally the link is there and folks want to see what trading a young stud goalie to a playoff teams nets them in return.

Nicholas Robertson was a second round pick in 2019 by the Leafs and has spent a bulk of the last two seasons in the AHL, where he was a point-per-game player in 2021-22. He’s a forward prospect who has shown flashes of potential, but has yet to translate that into professional success.

Throw in two first round picks, the 2022 first being 25th overall, and one in 2023 and that is theoretically enough to land Carter Hart.

Would you make this trade?


Taking a stab at crazy trades by DH28Hockey

Here’s a Hart trade that is much more… creative?

The Hart-for-Draisaitl trade rumors have been swirling for the last few months, but this one pushes it to the absolute extreme when talking about a potential return for Edmonton. They’d land 24-year-old Carter Hart, top defenseman Ivan Provorov, top prospect Tyson Foerster, a 2023 first round pick, and Travis Konecny just for funzies.

But don’t worry, the Oilers will be gracious enough to throw in 31-year-old defenseman Tyson Barrie, who struggles in his own zone but is an effective setup man on the powerplay.

Basically everything on the Flyers that has a shred of value in exchange for that true elusive number one center.

Would you make this trade?


Gut It by phillyjabroni

Trading Travis Konency has been a very touchy subject amongst the Flyers’ faithful, but here is a deal that gets absolute max value for the 25-year-old.

Bernard-Docker, a defenseman, was the Senators’ first round pick in 2018 and made his full-time jump to the professional level in 2021-22.

Ridley Greig is a forward who was taken by the Senators 28th overall in 2020. He wrapped up his junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings this season when he posted 26 goals and 63 points in 39 games. His father is Mark Greig, who played for the Flyers and Phantoms in the early 2000’s.

Throw in a 2022 second, a pick the Flyers currently don’t have, and that ends up being a huge deal for someone as relatively lackluster as Travis Konecny.

Would you make this trade?


I Did My Best Flyers Fans by dickie_boon

Since this theory was submitted, Boeser has re-signed with the Canucks, so you know what that means?! Sign and trade!

His shiny new three-year, $6.6 million aav deal may be a little high considering he hasn’t hit 50 points since 2018-18, but he is a broke the 20-goal plateau in four of his five NHL seasons. He has talked about being disappointed in his production in 21-22, but with a wildly inconsistent Canucks roster and family troubles, the underwhelming results are warranted.

Myers is a 32-year-old, 6’8 230lb right-handed defenseman with two years left at a $6 million cap hit. He had a career-low one goal and 18 points in only his second ever full 82-game season in 2021-22.

Sanheim, who is 26, is in the last year of his contract and will hit unrestricted free agency next summer.

The Flyers take a chance on Boeser, add a RHD a 2023 second round pick, which they currently do not own, in exchange for Travis Sanheim, who may or may not re-sign here next summer.

Would you make this trade?


From a few ideas on here by Hammerwise

The Flyers haven’t re-signed MacEwen as of this writing, but it is apparently in the cards for the organization this offseason. He had three goals and nine points in 75 games last season, as well as a team-leading 110 penalty minutes, which was ninth in the league.

Holl is a 30-year-old depth right-handed defenseman, a position the Flyers could use some help with. He racked up 23 points in 69 games for the Leafs in 2021-22.

Nylander had a career best 34 goals and 80 points in 81 games this season. He’s got two years left in his current contract at a $6.9 million cap hit.

The Flyers get two upgrades now at the cost of a potential future of their brightest young star.

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By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)


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