Flyers Rumors: Latest on Morgan Frost's Trade Buzz in Philly

The Morgan Frost situation in Philadelphia doesn't make a ton of sense. The Flyers drafted Frost with the 27th pick at the 2017 NHL draft and he was projected to eventually become a top-six forward. It looked like Frost had arrived last season but apparently the Flyers had other ideas.

Frost was a scratch numerous times this season and has only been able to get into six games so far this season and has yet to record a point. He has played an average of 15:36 a night, including over three minutes on the power play but unfortunately for Frost the results haven't come.

Last season, the Barrie, ON native scored 19 times and collected 46 points in 81 games. He was destined for another great season and another giant step forward and it appears head coach John Tortorella has other ideas to this point. Hockey insider Elliotte Friedman chimed in via his 32 Thoughts on Thursday's blog and had this to say:

Morgan Frost’s scratch in San Jose renewed the spotlight on his Philadelphia future. Last I’d checked, there wasn’t anything that made the Flyers too eager to move him. And from what I’ve heard, Frost is trying his hardest not to pour gasoline on the fire.

So far, no trade request, but yes, that could change in a hurry if Frost doesn't see regular playing time moving forward. Every team Torts coaches he always picks out a couple of players he doesn't like and things like this happen. Just ask Kevin Hayes.

We'll keep a close eye on Frost moving forward as there's a number of teams around the league who would like to add a 24-year-old forward who scored close to 20 goals last season.

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