There has been talk that the Philadelphia Flyers may make some significant trades as they are currently in a rebuilding phase. Two top-six forwards, Scott Laughton and Travis Konecny, have been frequently mentioned in NHL trade rumors and may be on the move this season.
Rory Bolen from Sportsnet predicts that the Flyers may consider trading Laughton and Konecny as playoff teams seek to bolster their rosters in January.
Why would the Philadelphia Flyers trade Scott Laughton?
Scott Laughton is a tenacious forward known for his versatility, gritty play, and scoring ability. His ability to contribute both offensively and defensively makes him an attractive asset for teams looking to bolster their top six. Laughton’s potential departure would be a tough sell to fans but would bring some much-needed draft capital to the rebuilding Flyers.
Laughton, 29, has a salary cap hit of $3 million a year for the next three seasons. He is coming off a campaign where he up up 43 points (18g, 25a) in 78 games.
Why would the Flyers trade Travis Konecny?
Travis Konecny, a dynamic forward, has consistently been among the Flyers’ top point producers. His speed, skill, and offensive instincts make him an exciting player to watch. While Konecny’s presence on the trade block may be surprising to some, he would bring in a boatload of assets if he were dealt come NHL trade deadline time.
Konecny, 26, has a salary cap hit of $5.5 million a year for the next two seasons. He is coming off a campaign where he up up 61 points (31g, 30a) in 60 games.
The potential return from these trades could set the stage for a brighter future in Philadelphia.