Deal or No Deal- Would You Make This Trade? Trade Deadline Version

The trade deadline is finally on the horizon, and Flyers fans are finding ways to cope considering their real life team is probably going to be fairly quiet on deadline day when March 3 rolls around. So they’ve taken to CapFriendly’s Armchair GM tool to propose scenarios that they’d like to see at the deadline and we’ve thrown in a few suggestions from other fanbases that see the Flyers as a team to feast upon as well.

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

Hayes amp Ghost by gaz

Hayes could very well be on the Hurricanes’ radar with their center depth uncertain after the season. Hayes’ 47 points in 53 games could very well entice the Canes to make a move early as they hope for a deep postseason run this year as one of the top teams in the east.

Dylan Coghlan is a 24-year-old pending restricted free agent right-handed defenseman who has only played 16 games in the NHL this season between injury, scratching and demotion.

Ryan Suzuki is a 21-year-old 2019 first round pick. He battled back from injury during the early part of he 2022-23 season, but his numbers in the AHL have been relatively underwhelming for the last three seasons in the AHL.

The Flyers get a bonus 2023 first and a center prospect with upside, but most importantly, do not retain any of Hayes’ contract in this scenario.

Would you make this trade?

tdl2023 by Lyam1008

If the first Hayes deal wasn’t satisfactory, here’s another deal with a powerhouse team in the West. The Flyers deal Hayes, retaining $2 million of his contract bringing Hayes’ cap hit down to $5.1 million.

Alex Newhook is a 22-year-old center. He’s a pending restricted free agent as his ELC expires at season’s end. He has 12 goals and 20 points in 51 games.

A young center, albeit with a potential lower ceiling than once thought, and a 2023 first rounder for Kevin Hayes w/ two million retained for three more seasons.

Would you make this trade?

2-year plan by pj007

Timo Meier is arguably the top player available at the deadline and, by the rumors, it sure sounds like most Metro teams will be in pursuit, but in this scenario, the Flyers walk away with the grand prize.

While it may seem counterintuitive for the Sharks to acquire JVR, with the Flyers retaining half of his remaining cap and San Jose then able to retain more, they could flip him for almost no money to a playoff team that could use him and get a decent return of their own.

Bobby Brink is a 21-year-old second round pick in 2019 and was a standout at the University of Denver. He’s currently making his way back to the ice after undergoing offseason hip surgery. He has 14 points in 15 games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The Flyers get a top winger and restricted free agent without giving up their 2023 first round pick or tippy top prospects, although they surrender both of their 2024 firsts in the deal.

Would you make this trade?

Youth and Vets by Komisarek

Here’s a fascinating deal that could help ease the pain of losing Ivan Provorov if they so choose to deal him away.

Ryan McDonagh, a left-handed defenseman, is 33 years old with three years left on his contract at a $6.75 million cap hit. He was dealt to Naashville last season as Tampa needed to shed his cap, and now Nashville could potentially look to deal him to help even out their defense as well.

Ristolainen is a 28-year-old right-handed defenseman with four years left at a $5.1 million cap it.

The Flyers get a veteran LHD to bring some stability to the defense and shed everyone’s least favorite player in the process.

Would you make this trade?

Post Deadline by Jets12Kozy

The Jets had a better than expected season and could look to add a serious piece at the deadline to make the most of their surprise run.

Chaz Lucius is a 19-year-old first round pick in 2021. He’s had a string of bad injury luck since his draft year, most recently missing most of the 2022-23 campaign after undergoing shoulder surgery in late January.

Logan Stanley is a 24-year-old left-handed defenseman. He has not quite lived up to the hype he once had as a former 18th overall pick in 2016. He’s a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

That’s a top center prospect, albeit with an injury history, and a 2023 first for Konecny.

Would you make this trade

Acquire draft capital by FighterFoos23

This is a similar Provorov trade theory to something we proposed a few weeks back. It works out financially and could be the best return for main roster help the Flyers could seek for Provorov.

Their Cap hits ($6.5 for Reinhart and $6.75 for Provorov) work out almost perfectly, a good thing for two cap strapped teams.

The Flyers get a good, and much needed, top six forward while the Panthers get some defensive help and a solid partner for Aaron Ekblad as Florida continues to push for a playoff spot.

Would you make this trade?

Win now buy MrCB

There’s a lot of noise here, but it boils down to the Leafs’ sheer desperation to get out of the first round and making a deal for two key middle six pieces using quantity while maintaining a few pieces of quality as well.

Both Engvall and Kerfoot are pending unrestricted free agents thrown in mainly to make the cap work in the short term. Joey Anderson is a soon-to-be 25-year-old who has played most of his professional career in the AHL.

Topi Niemela is a right-handed defenseman who was a third round pick in 2020. He’s been a standout at both the 2021 and 2022 World Juniors as well as registering 32 points in 48 games during the 2021-22 SHL season. Nicholas Robertson is a 21-year-old forward prospect with seven points in 31 NHL contests so far in his career.

This trade also includes a 2023 first round pick as well as four other assorted picks in the 2023 draft.

Would you make this trade?

Pens should snag Kane by Imagine874859

Almost 12 years after Jeff Carter was dealt away from Philly, Jeff Carter, now 38 years old, makes his valiant return to the Flyers. He’s got 20 points in 49 games and one year left on his contract at a $3.1 million cap hit.

Is the heartwarming return worth the salary dump Pittsburgh bestows?

Would you make this trade?

All In by Westerner69

Again, lots of noise here, but some pieces of the deal don’t have to be long-term fits in Philly.

Lucic’s contract expires at the end of the season. Matthew Phillips is a 24-year-old AHL-level center, and Cole Schwindt is a 21-year-old former third round pick in 2019 who has spent a bulk of his career in the AHL as well.

It’s two first round picks (neither in 2023) plus a top line player in Dillon Dube, who’s 24 years old and has one year left on his contract at a $2.3 million cap hit and is still an RFA at the end of his deal.

Would you make this trade?

By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)


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