Flyers Rumors: 3 Trade Options as Changes Continue in Philly

The Philadelphia Flyers shocked the NHL earlier this week when they dealt top prospect Cutter Gauthier to the Anaheim Ducks for Jamie Drysdale and a 2nd-round pick. Turns out Gauthier didn't want to be a Flyer and wouldn't even take a meeting with anyone from their organization throughout the last 12 months, so the Flyers decided to make a change. 

There's more changes coming in Philly as GM Daniel Briere will be busy moving out a number of players ahead of the March 8 trade deadline. The list will likely include:

Sean Walker and Nick Seeler

Both defensemen have been drawing a ton of interest from around the league. Walker is a bit more offensive than Seeler, who is as tough as nails. Both could be a great depth addition for a contender and both Flyers blueliners are pending unrestricted free agents. Walker is on the books for $2.6 million, meanwhile Seeler is a steal at $775,000. Here's what hockey insider Frank Seravalli had to say about both on his latest trade board via Daily Faceoff:
Walker has been a pleasant surprise for the Flyers, who are open to just about anything that will make them better for the long haul. Playing with fellow pending free agent Nick Seeler (see below), Walker is playing north of 21 minutes for the first time his career and is making the most of his new opportunity. The Flyers stand to reap the rewards of that, too. He (Seeler) is tough, he competes and he wrings every drop of out of his skillset through sheer effort. Did you know that Seeler is actually playing this season on a two-way contract that includes an AHL pay rate? He’s found a full-time NHL role under John Tortorella in Philadelphia, playing more than 17 minutes a night. Seeler is the ideal third pair defensive pick-up.

Up front Morgan Frost continues to look for a change of scenery and it sounds like talks have picked up of late. He's also included on Seravalli's trade board and at just 24 and with another season left on his deal before becoming an RFA, they'll be plenty of interest in the former first-round pick. Frost has played inconistent minutes this season and has still managed 13 points in 29 games. Last year the Barrie, ON native put up 46 points in 81 games, so the potential of what's to come will appeal to onlooking teams. It turns out Frost may have smoothed things over with John Tortorella, as Seravalli mentioned the following, which will be something to monitor ahead of the trade deadline:

Hold all tickets, but there may have been a breakthrough between John Tortorella and Frost over the last week, with Tortorella praising Frost for asking for a meeting and getting a few things off his chest. Frost responded with a two point effort against the Calgary Flames and centered the second line. Up until that, things were, ahem, a little frosty between coach and player. Frost has been healthy scratched 11 times already this season. His ice time is down more than a minute from last season, when he put up 19 goals and 46 points. The Flyers aren’t opposed to moving Frost, but to this point, no team has stepped up with a legitimate offer for a change of scenery.

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