Thursday, January 27, 2022

Why Philadelphia Flyers should be Sellers at the Deadline

 The Philadelphia Flyers currently sit in last place in the Metropolitan division, so it would make sense for them to be sellers at the deadline, and trade away some of their players on expiring contracts, so they can start rebuilding. This is what the Philadelphia Flyers should do at this years' Trade Deadline.


A three-team trade is made between the Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers get Alex Newhook, JT Compher, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Alex Formenton, 2023 1st round pick (from COL)

Colorado Avalanche get Claude Giroux

Ottawa Senators get Andre Burakovsky, Oskar Lindblom 

This trade sends Claude Giroux to the Colorado Avalanche, where he will get a chance to win a Stanley Cup. In exchange for Giroux, the Flyers get Alex Newhook, JT Compher, and a 2023 1st round pick from Colorado as well as a Jacob Bernard-Docker and Alex Formenton from Ottawa. To make the trade work cap-wise, the Senators receive Andre Burakovsky from the Avalanche and Oskar Lindblom from Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Flyers trade Rasmus Ristolainen to the Nashville Predators for Dante Fabbro, 2022 1st round pick, 2023 3rd round pick.

The Predators need to beef up their defense for the postseason, so a trade for Ristolainen makes sense;

on the flip side, the Flyers add a young defenseman in Dante Fabbro and a few picks.

Philadelphia Flyers trade Derick Brassard, Justin Braun to the Carolina Hurricanes for 2022 5th round pick, 2022 6th round pick, 5th round pick 2023.

The Hurricanes add more depth to the team for a deep postseason run, while the Flyers add a few more picks for some players who may not be on the team next year.

Philadelphia Flyers trade Keith Yandle, Nate Thompson to the St.Louis Blues for Oskar Sundqvist, 2022 4th round pick. 

The Blues add two veteran players, which gives them more depth for a deep playoff run, while the Flyers add Oskar Sundqvist and a draft pick.

Trade Summary

Players Traded Away:

Claude Giroux

Oskar Lindblom

Rasmus Ristolainen

Justin Braun

Derick Brassard

Keith Yandle

Nate Thompson

Players Acquired:

Alex Newhook

JT Compher

Jacob Bernard-Docker

Alex Formenton

Dante Fabbro

Oskar Sundqvist

NSH 2022 1st

STL 2022 4th

CAR 2022 5th

CAR 2022 6th

COL 2023 1st

NSH 2023 3rd

CAR 2023 5th

Lineup after trade deadline:










(IR) R.Ellis, S.Couturier, K.Hayes, J.Farabee, D.Fabbro

The Philadelphia Flyers have set themselves up well for both the Draft and for the Future with the trades they made here at the Deadline.

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