NHL Rumors: Flyers Could Trade Forward

It's been a very bad season for the Philadelphia Flyers and they are expected to make changes to their roster for the 2022-23 campaign. According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, one player they could end up trading is forward Travis Konecny.

Konecny was almost traded during the summer, but the team opted to keep him around. Pagnotta noted that they could use him as a main piece heading the other way in a big splash. At this juncture, it seems that the Flyers may be heading for a retooling period rather than a rebuild. They want to become competitive in the short-term future rather than the long-term. 

In 41 games this season, Konecny has seven goals, 17 assists, and a minus-9 rating. These numbers are low for his standards, but especially when remembering that he had a 61-point campaign in 66 games just two seasons ago. With this, it does make sense that he may be a player that the Flyers are willing to part ways with. When looking at their 13-22-8 record and current 13-game losing streak, it's clear that this group of players just isn't working.

Konecny seems like a player who would be traded during the offseason if moved. The winger's contract does not expire until the end of the 2024-25 season, so there's no need to rush a trade. However, if Pagnotta is correct, he may be one of Philadelphia's biggest trade pieces moving forward. 

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