Philadelphia Flyers Officially Place Two Key Names On The Trade Block

Published November 25, 2023 at 8:40 PM

As any NHL enthusiast understands, when an NHL team is gearing up for a rebuild, executing strategic trades becomes a pivotal aspect of reshaping the organization. This involves leveraging assets for the future, especially when a team is positioned lower in the standings.

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The Philadelphia Flyers find themselves in such a situation, with General Manager Danny Briere expressing a desire to not just sell players but to genuinely reconstruct the team's foundation. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Flyers are exploring potential deals, particularly in the defensive department.

Two notable defensemen on the Flyers' roster, Nick Seeler and Sean Walker, have drawn attention as potential trade assets. With teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers seeking defensive reinforcements, the Flyers are in a position to facilitate trades that benefit both parties.

Nick Seeler has been a reliable defensive presence for the Flyers, boasting a +10 in just nineteen games and contributing four assists. His substantial ice time, averaging over 16 minutes per game, positions him as a valuable asset for teams eyeing defensive depth in preparation for playoff contention. Notably, Seeler's modest $775,000 cap hit makes him an attractive proposition.

Sean Walker, acquired in the Ivan Provorov deal from the Los Angeles Kings, is another defenseman in the Flyers' consideration for potential trades. A right-hand shot with a +6 rating, Walker averages over 21 minutes per game and has secured a spot in the top four. With a $2.6 million cap hit and impending unrestricted free agency next season, Walker presents an opportunity for the Flyers to garner assets while potentially re-signing him in the offseason.

As the season unfolds, it's anticipated that the Flyers will actively engage in trade discussions, marking the beginning of their rebuilding phase.

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Philadelphia Flyers Officially Place Two Key Names On The Trade Block

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