3 Philadelphia Flyers Trade Candidates Heading Into 2024 Offseason

The Philadelphia Flyers have been making headlines all season long and most have been for all the wrong reasons. They recently turned heads with signing a monster goaltender out of the KHL as Ivan Fedotov is the new number one netminder in Philly. 

From the Cutter Gauthier trade demands, to recently having Eric Lindros call out the organization for how they handled the trade, to Sean Couturier being called out and scratched by John Tortorella, needless to say there's been lots going on around the Flyers.

Expect much of the same this summer, with GM Daniel Briere expected to be active on the trade market. Here's three Flyers who could be dealt at the NHL Entry Draft or early on this offseason:

Ryan Johansen

Johansen was a throw in for the Sean Walker trade to Colorado and has a long history with Tortorella, for all the wrong reasons. He has one season left on his contract at $4 million and expect to see the 31-year-old moved this summer to a better situation. Johansen put up just 23 points in 63 games with the Avalanche this season, however two seasons ago in Nashville, had 63 points in 79 games. In the right situation and proper expectations, Johansen can be effective. He's just been known to not be as intense or prepared as he should be before game time and isn't necessarily a coach's dream.

Rasmus Ristolainen

The towering defenseman has only appeared in 31 games this season, posting just four points is a prime 'change of scenery' candidate this summer. Ristolainen has three seasons left on his contract at $5.1 million AAV, however doesn't hold any trade protection. Look for the Flyers to shop the right-handed blueliner as they seem set with Jamie Drysdale, Cam York, Nick Seeler and Travis Sanheim among their top two pairings.

Morgan Frost

It's been a love/hate relationship between Frost and Tortorella and there's certainly a chance Frost is involved in trade talks this summer. After a very slow start to the year, which saw him scratched at times, Frost has turned things around, recording 41 points in 65 games so far this season. The former first-round pick has plenty of untapped potential in his game so the Flyers will need to be careful with how they handle any transaction involving the Barrie, ON native. Especially since they moved Cutter Gauthier and don't necessarily have a ton of forward prospects on the brink of being NHL ready.

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