Philadelphia Flyers Trade-Deadline Primer – Yardbarker

The Philadelphia Flyers, currently in a solid position for the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs, are approaching the trade deadline with a conservative stance, possibly selling off pieces without jeopardizing their future, while holding valuable draft picks and considering trades for defensemen Sean Walker, Nick Seeler, and center Scott Laughton.

All-Star break’s in the past now. The trade deadline? It’s breathing down our necks, just two weeks out. So, where do the teams stand? What moves are on the horizon? Let’s dive into the Philadelphia Flyers’ situation.

They’re eyeing a rebuild but, surprise, surprise, they’ve had a pretty good run so far. Sitting pretty in third in the Metropolitan Division, the Flyers are not just hanging in there. They’ve got a solid five-point cushion and are on a straight path to the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs.

But here’s the kicker. General Manager Daniel Briere is playing it cool. He’s made it clear – no mortgaging the future for the Flyers. They might even be looking to offload a few players as the deadline approaches.

Let’s talk numbers. The Flyers are rocking a 30-21-7 record, holding strong at third in their division. When it comes to the deadline, they’re not looking to make big waves. More like standing pat or maybe even being a conservative seller.

Cap space? They’ve got $8.99M to play with on deadline day. They’ve dipped into 1/3 of their retention slots and have used 48 out of their 50 contract slots, all this according to CapFriendly.

Draft picks are looking solid too. For 2024, they’ve got a nice lineup including their own and Florida’s first-round picks. That’s not all – they’ve got a couple of second-rounders and a full set from the third to the seventh. 2025’s looking good too, with a full slate of picks from the first to the seventh round.

Now, about that Florida pick. If it lands in the top 10 of the 2024 NHL Draft, Philly’s gonna have to wait till 2025 to snag it, thanks to the Claude Giroux trade. And Columbus? They’ve got till the end of the first round of the 2024 Draft to decide if Philly gets their 2024 or 2025 second-rounder, all part of the Ivan Provorov deal.

Who’s on the trading block? Looks like Philly’s defensemen are catching eyes. Sean Walker and Nick Seeler are the names floating around. And don’t forget Scott Laughton. The veteran center might just be up for grabs too.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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