NHL Rumors: 3 Philadelphia Flyers Trade Candidates

The Philadelphia Flyers are at a crossroads and their fan base isn't sure general manager Chuck Fletcher will be able to guide along to their desired destination. The team continues to make head-scratching decisions and frankly it could be time for the organization to do a complete reset. Here's three trade candidates from the Flyers roster:

James van Riemsdyk

The veteran winger has one season left on his contract at $7 million and while he enjoyed a bounce-back season in 2021-22, the trade market isn't exactly smoking hot for JVR. The Flyers will likely have to retain 50% of his contract in any move, and while a summer deal doesn't appear likely at this point, expect to see van Riemsdyk moved before the trade deadline. The 33-year-old scored 24 goals in 82 games last season and is still one of the best finishers in front of the net. Look for a contending team to add JVR for their stretch run.

Travis Konecny

There's been lots of chatter lately about Konecny's future in Philly as a change of scenery could go a long way for his career. Some wonder about the impact of new head coach John Tortorella and if that will have a positive or negative impact on his game. Last season the Flyers leading scorer recorded 52 points in 79 games and if the team does move on from the former first-round pick, expect to see some NHL talent heading back the other way and not a 'futures' based package.

Ryan Ellis

With Rasmus Ristolainen re-signing and the acquisition of Tony DeAngelo, you have to wonder what the future holds for Ryan Ellis. There were rumblings about him being away from the team and going rogue while he was injured and some started to question his commitment to the franchise. The right-handed blue liner is signed long term through the 2026-27 season at $6.25 million AAV, and it's worth noting his contract does not have trade protection. Last season he only played four games in a Flyers jersey, let's see how things shake up this summer and into next season.

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