Flyers Rumors: 2 Trade Candidates for 2022-23 Season

The Philadelphia Flyers are in store for a very interesting season. Already called out by new head coach John Tortorella for their culture, and hit with a slew of serious injuries, the team is trying to find their way back into Stanley Cup Playoff contention. If things continue to go from bad to worse, the Connor Bedard sweepstakes could be coming into play in the city of Brotherly Love. Let's dive into a couple of players who could find themselves in Torts' doghouse early this season which could result in being shipped out of town:

Travis Konecny

Konecny, 25, is signed through the 2024-25 season at a reasonable cap hit of $5.5 million per season. He's coming off a 52-point season and if things go well, he stays healthy for the entire season and likely hits 75 points. If things go south and his work ethic becomes questioned by his new head coach, look for the Flyers to listen to offers on their former first-round pick. Management is on board with changing the culture and it could start with moving on from Konecny. With his cap hit, age and history of production, there will be a long list of suitors for the Flyers winger.

James van Riemsdyk

Pending unrestricted free agent James van Riemsdyk will make everyone's trade list this season. At $7 million, the 33-year-old winger is overpriced, however if the Flyers are willing to retain half of his remaining salary for the rest of this season, they'll be able to land a hefty return. JVR scored 24 goals last season and the team is hopeful he'll get off to a good start this season to spark interest from other teams. A second-round pick and mid-level prospect could likely get the job done when it comes to negotiations.

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