NHL Rumors: Flyers & Blackhawks Emerging as Trade Partners

The Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks continue to discuss a huge trade as the two teams have been connected to a Alex DeBrincat blockbuster deal. While the Blackhawks have recently rejected the Flyers latest offer, rumblings are out there citing the two teams continue to work on a deal.

Chicago's management is looking to completely tear down the team, including moving on from the likes of Dylan Strome, Alex DeBrincat, Kirby Dach and even potentially Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. There's no doubt the team has made it known league wide anyone on their roster is available and if the package includes high picks and top prospects, they will be open to having a chat.

The Flyers on the other hand are trying hard to move James van Riemsdyk and his $7 million salary so they can re-tool on the fly. Management wants to add some young talent up front and are looking to build a new core now that Claude Giroux has moved. 

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DeBrincat is one of the best young snipers in the game who is a restricted free agent after this upcoming season and is someone teams won't mind selling the farm on, due to the security of being able to keep him on their team for several years to come. Philly is looking to build around Travis Konecny, Kevin Hayes, Joel Farabee, Cam Atkinson and Scott Laughton and ideally would love to add a scoring winger and second-line center. Nazem Kadri has been linked to the team via free agency.

As for DeBrincat and the Blackhawks, they continue to mull over offers, including the latest from the Flyers but have also held conversations with the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes. 

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