Flyers Rumors: 3 Potential Trade Destinations for Scott Laughton

Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton was one of the top trade candidates leading up to the deadline. However, in the end, the Flyers opted to hold onto him for the season. Yet, they are expected to listen to offers for him this summer again. Let's go over three teams who could look to add him now.

Buffalo Sabres: The Buffalo Sabres were heavily connected to Laughton leading up to the deadline, and they could be again this summer. They still need an upgrade at the third line center position, and Laughton would, without a doubt, give them that. He would also give the young club an experienced leader. 

Ottawa Senators: The Ottawa Senators are another team to watch when it comes to Laughton. There is no question that they could use a physical forward who provides offense in their bottom six like Laughton. He would also be a clear option for their penalty kill, which is certainly a nice perk for a Senators team looking to take that next step. 

Edmonton Oilers: The Edmonton Oilers have been connected to Laughton in the past, and they could look to add him this summer. Their bottom six could be in for some changes this summer, as Adam Henrique, Connor Brown, Sam Carrick, Sam Gagner, Corey Perry, and Mattias Janmark all have expiring deals. Thus, Laughton stands out as someone who the Oilers could look to add to improve their depth. 

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