Flyers Rumors: GM Tried to Flip Torey Krug to NY Islanders

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Daniel Briere has one job this summer - blow up the roster. The trades have been early and often for Briere and the Flyers this offseason and they actually haven't been able to complete all of the deals they were looking for.

The original Kevin Hayes trade had several other moving parts which included defensemen Travis Sanheim and Torey Krug of the St Louis Blues. Sanheim was supposed to be heading to St Louis, meanwhile several reports have surfaced stating Briere was trying to flip Krug to the New York Islanders.

Unfortunately for Briere's plans, Krug wanted nothing to do with Philly, even if it meant he was just going to be flipped somewhere else. Krug holds a full no-trade clause and is within his right to do so. Certainly makes things awkward come training camp if Krug is still on the roster and has to work for a team who tried to get rid of him just months ago.

The mobile Blues' defenseman carriers a cap hit of $6.5 million through the 2026-27 season. He posted 32 points in 63 games last season, including scoring seven times. Krug has a young family and at this time is not interested in moving. 

One scenario Krug may consider approving is a trade back to the Boston Bruins. Keep an eye on trade talks between the Blues and Bruins this summer. 

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