NHL Rumors: Insider Lists 3 New Potential Flyers Trade Candidates

The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to tear it down and move many of their key players as they enter a rebuild. Among the regularly mentioned potential trade candidates in James van Riemsdyk, Kevin Hayes, and Ivan Provorov, The Fourth Period notes three more players of interest that could be on the move for the Flyers - Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim, and Scott Laughton.

These newer names to the possible Flyers trade candidates are interesting considering the returns they could get. The first few players will require cap retention and less assets, but the Flyers could really be on their way to a successful rebuild if they can move Konecny and Sanheim in particular. Both are in their primes and having good seasons, Konecny especially.

Though Hayes was chosen as the Flyers' representative to All-Star weekend, Konecny has been the best player on the team this season with 24 goals and 49 points in 42 games. Konecny showed signs of this level of dominance he was reaching back in 2019-20, the last season the team did well. He has shown an excellent ability to play John Tortorella's system. Konecny is signed through 2024-25 at the low price of $5.5 million AAV and would be a game-changer in the top-six for a contender for a couple more years.

Sanheim on the other hand has held the defence of the Flyers together for two seasons-plus as he had a very underrated season analytically for the Flyers in 2021-22. He is once again doing well, but what's interesting here is that he just signed an eight-year, $50 million contract in October that hasn't kicked in yet. This new contract has a no-trade clause, so if the Flyers are going to pull the trigger, it has to be soon.

Laughton continues to be a very useful player for the Flyers and plays wherever he needs. He goes up and down the lineup and can play on the centre or the wing. He has the third-most points on the team with 28 and has a cap hit of just $3 million AAV for the next three seasons after this one. Unlike a lot of players in the league, he logs a lot of minutes on both the power play and the penalty kill, making him a valued asset. Think of him as the ideal third line player.

Sanheim is the least likely to be moved, but crazier things have happened. The other two provide great value for their contracts and would be key additions for playoff-bound teams.

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