REPORT: Flyers Targeting Recent Top 10 Pick

Published September 25, 2023 at 8:45 PM

The Flyers have been quite active during this off-season, and with the 2023-24 NHL season just around the corner, trade rumors are picking up as they need to sign a key player.

Big Trade on the Horizon?

For weeks there have been rumors with the Flyers and Senators regarding a potential trade surrounding Shane Pinto and getting him signed somewhere.

The Senators currently have just a little under $1,000,000 in cap space and with Pinto demanding north of $2.5 million, it will likely require the Senators to move out cap space to sign him. However, it seems the Flyers are looking to get a valuable asset in a potential cap dump.

A Former Top Pick in the Mix

According to a report from The Fourth Period, there's talk of including Tyler Boucher in the trade. Boucher was a top-10 pick by the Senators, and including him could make the trade more worthwhile for Ottawa.

The Philadelphia Flyers have spoken with the Senators about Joseph and are believed to be one of the teams asking for a high-priced asset to accommodate a trade.

Multiple sources have told TFP's David Pagnotta the Flyers are interested in forward Tyler Boucher, whom the Senators drafted 10th overall in 2021, but Ottawa has been reluctant to consider such a move.

Tyler Boucher has shown potential in the last two seasons with the Ottawa 67's of the OHL. He scored 17 goals and 31 points in 45 games last season. The Flyers see potential in him, but he hasn't fully met the expectations of a top-10 draft pick.

Whether the Senators decide to trade him to free up salary cap space is uncertain, but it's definitely a risky decision.

As the season comes closer, we will await a big Senators move and whether they will part ways with Boucher.

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REPORT: Flyers Targeting Recent Top 10 Pick

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