3 Players Flyers Could Trade Next

The Philadelphia Flyers definitely surprised many people by not finishing in the bottom-3 in the league. They were really banged up, but John Tortorella got the team competing and Carter Hart played well in net. The team has already sold a couple of big pieces and should continue to do so as they are in a rebuild. Let's take a look at who will be next.

Travis Konecny

There have been rumors swirling around the Flyers and Travis Konecny, the best player on the team, has been brought up. He has a great contract, does all the little things, and will lead the team in goals and points. He has two years left before he is an unrestricted free agent and during a rebuild, it will be difficult for the Flyers to convince him to stick around. It might also not be the best strategy to keep him for the next two years as he will only help the team win games. His value will be high and the team could definitely speed up the rebuild a bit if he's traded. At this point, the trade deadline could be the next likely point where he might move.

Carter Hart

The Flyers are in a very similar boat with Hart as they are with Konecny. Hart has had some up and down seasons, but he has finally settled in and is a strong starting goalie. He proved as much last season on what should have been a very weak team. He is in the final season of his deal, but becomes an RFA next summer. He has a good cap hit now and the Flyers can maximize their return by moving him while he's paid under $4 million AAV. The team has a lot of goalies in the organization they can run with if they move him at any point.

Scott Laughton

Scott Laughton got a ton of interest last season for the Flyers. Due to his cap hit and term, many teams can fit him in and he is able to play up and down the lineup in any role. The 29-year-old just had the best season of his career by scoring 18 goals, 43 points, and logging over 18 minutes a game. He plays physically and goes to the dirty areas. With three years left on his deal at $3 million AAV, the Flyers are expecting a big return. The reason he hasn't been moved yet is the offers haven't matched their expectations.

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