Philadelphia Flyers open to trading No. 11 pick in the draft

Philadelphia Flyers open to tradingNo 11 pick in the draft

Philadelphia Flyers basic supervisor Chuck Fletcher has actually guaranteed an aggressive offseason, which now appears to consist of being open to trading theNo 11 pick in the draft.

Chuck Fletcher changed Ron Hextall onDec 3, so there wasn’t much he might do to improve the Philadelphia Flyers’ lineup in the short-term. But heading into the offseason, ahead of his very first complete season as basic supervisor, he has actually currently guaranteed aggressiveness on the trade and totally free representative markets.

The Flyers ended up well out of the playoffs this previous season, with holes to fill throughout the board. But they have $334 million in forecasted wage cap area (fourth-most in the league, according to CapFriendly), so they are fully equipped to resolve their requirements with a lot of alternatives to think about.

Among that breadth of alternatives, according to Fletcher throughout an interview on Monday, is an offer including theNo 11 pick in the draft later on this month. At the really least, Fletcher has actually made it recognized he’s open to trading a first-round pick.

Fletcher on possibility of trading the No.11 pick: “It’s early. I’ve mentioned to teams that we’re in play but there hasn’t been a big push for the pick yet. If we keep it & stay at 11, we’re going to get a good player…It’s certainly a good chip that if moved, it could help.”

— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 10, 2019

The Flyers have actually had a set of first-round choices in each of the last 2 drafts. That has actually boosted their pipeline of forward potential customers, to choose a deep group of young defenseman and a number of appealing goaltender potential customers in the system behind 20- years of age presumptive starter Carter Hart.

Philadelphia has 9 choices in this year’s draft, so dealing one for a premium veteran upgrade someplace is definitely on the table. The hiring of Alain Vigneault, with his placement of the Flyers in win-now mode, likewise has to be putting Fletcher into an aggressive posture this offseason.

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Trading a relatively exceptional first-round pick would be a strong relocation. Fletcher can thank Hextall and the previous front workplace program for the capability to offer from a position of relative strength understanding there isn’t desperation to include a high-level possibility to the Flyers’ system. Minnesota Wild fans understand how aggressiveness typically went when Fletcher was that group’s basic supervisor, and Flyers’ fans have to hope he’s not doomed to repeat those errors.


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