Deal or No Deal: Would You Make This Trade? Vol. 17

Now that the draft lottery has passed and the six week wait until the actual entry draft rolls around begins, fans are finding creative ways to occupy their time. So they’ve taken to CapFriendly’s Armchair GM tool to craft their ideal trades their favorite team will make this summer. In turn, we’ve once again scoured the trade suggestions to find our favorites for the fans to vote on!

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

Philly fans have to read the description by SDSUFRATMAN

There’s a good chance Noah Cates doesn’t leave Philadelphia anytime soon, but as a college player, he’s already 24 years old and if the Flyers are under a full rebuild, maybe looking to sell high in a promising youngster for future assets could be a real option.

Sam Lafferty is a 28-year-old depth forward who had a new career bests in 2022-23 with 12 goals and 27 points. He has one year left in his deal at a $1.1 million cap hit.

Ty Voit is a 20-year-old forward and fifth round pick in 2021 and has exploded during his post-draft CHL career, recording 50 goals and 185 points in 134 games with the Sarnia Sting in the OHL. His entry-level deal will kick in next season as he makes the jump to the pro level.

The Flyers get an extra 2023 first rounder plus an exciting forward prospect and the Leafs get a very solid middle six center to continue their Cup aspirations.

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Would PHI ever trade down by ihopeigetit

Here’s a deal that revolves around the Flyers and their 7th overall pick trading back in the name of adding extra assets.

The Sabres hold the 13th overall pick, and their second rounder would be 45th overall. The Flyers do not currently have a second round pick. Ironically enough, Buffalo owns it, stemming from the Ristolainen trade.

The Flyers move back in the first round, but recoup more draft capital in both 2023 and 2024.

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Philly by McSorley

Unsurprisingly, there are a ton of Hayes trade suggestions out there, but most range from underwhelming to flat out unappealing. This one may be the best case scenario for the Flyers, though, as they only retain $1.1 of his contract and get some intriguing assets in return.

Vasili Ponomarev is a 21-year-old center and was the Hurricanes’ second round pick in 2020. He signed his entry-level deal with Carolina shortly after he was drafted, but has yet to make the jump to North American ice.

Ryan Suzuki is a 22-year-old center who was a first round pick in 2019. He’s spent three seasons in the AHL to mainly underwhelming results, but he did post 13 goals and 32 points in 50 games for the Checkers this season.

Not to mention a pair of second round picks- Carolina’s in 2023 and they return the Flyers’ selection in 2024 that was originally traded away in the DeAngelo deal last summer. the return of the 2024 second would re-open offer sheet categories for the Flyers if they were to go down that route.

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Dont Get Injured Challenge Impossible by Matt Duchmeme

Scott Laughton may be an unlikely name to leave the Flyers this season, but he is also one of the team’s top trade chips and with a rebuild in place, a potential deal should be explored.

Navrin Mutter is a 22-year-old undrafted forward. He scored just eight points in 53 AHL contests but racked up 72 penalty minutes for the Admirals.

Luke Prokop is a 21-year-old right handed defenseman who produced 21 points in 43 games in the WHL this season

The Flyers would also receive a cocktail of draft picks including an early third rounder in 2023, and two picks in 2024 including a second rounder.

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Flyers by cjk

Given Sean Couturier missed 22 months with two separate back surgeries and he’s got seven years left on his contract that pays him $7.7 million a season, the Flyers should be looking for any scenario possible to try and move him.

Dylan Strome is a 26-year-old center who filled the role as the Capitals top line center this season. He posted 23 goals and 65 points, both new career highs and recently signed a 5x$5 extension in Washington.

The Caps take a risk acquiring the injury-riddled Couturier to attempt to keep the team afloat during the last years of Alex Ovechkin and the Flyers get a younger center that is on the rise and fits the age range of the current team significantly better than Couturier.

Worth noting the Flyers do not own Arizona’s 2023 second or 2024 fourth in real life, they were added in a separate trade in the creator’s scenario.

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Pipe Dream – Matthews Karlsson Bedard by DirtyDangles

Is there a more fitting addition in the league for the Flyers than Erik Karlsson? An aging, injury-prone very expensive player who had one notable season in the last half decade to inflate his trade value.

Karlsson, a right-handed defenseman now 33 year old, had a career renaissance in 2022-23 posting 101 in 82 games, the first time he posted more than 45 points since 2017-18. It was also the first time he played a full 82-game campaign since 2015-16.

Even at $3.5 million retained, that is still an $8 million cap hit for four more seasons.

Though the Flyers would ditch the entirety of Travis Sanheim’s eight-year, $50 million extension, but give up one of their two 2024 first round picks for that privilege.

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next year by cartersNo1

A few weeks ago, we explored potentially acquiring the rights of Alexis Lafreniere, but noted that trying to establish his trade value will be difficult.

Matthew Robertson is a 22-year-old left-handed defenseman who was the 49th overall pick in 2019. He scored 23 points in 53 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack this season in the AHL.

Worth noting the Olivier Nadeau isn’t a current Flyers prospect nor do they own Colorado’s 2023 first. But for funzies, let’s assume they do. Colorado’s first round pick is 27th overall.

The Rangers get a solid depth forward in Laughton, a forward with some upside in Frost and a first round pick and the Flyers get a high-risk, high-reward rehab project and another defense prospect.

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Brieres First Offseason by jflo819

The Provorov-for-Byfield suggestion is nothing new. It has been theorized the Flyers and Kings would make great trade partners given the Flyers are rebuilding and the Kings are looking for some main roster help with plenty of assets to sell.

Quinton Byfield is a 20-year-old center who was drafted second overall in 2020. He has 99 NHL games under his belt but has scored just 33 points in that time.

Matt Roy is a 28-year-old right-handed defenseman who scored a personal best nine goals and 26 points during the 2022-23 season. He has one year left on his current contract at a $3.1 million cap hit.

The Flyers get a top center prospect and a depth defenseman on the right side in exchange for their top defenseman.

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By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)


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