#1. Flyers offer a mix of both
The Flyers should of course be careful of throwing the kitchen sink when they don’t need to, but perhaps they can reach compromise in terms of prospects and roster players. As long as GM Danny Briere continues to make the right choices, this is easy to navigate.
At the end of the day, the Flyers can live without all of these assets. As long as they hold on to Michkov, they have exactly what they need moving forward. The Canucks can fill out their roster while they wait for Gauthier, and they can use their two first-rounders on centers to replace Pettersson, or defense to help Hughes, Hronek, and York.
The Flyers will hold onto their own 2024 first, and they can draft a York replacement if they happen to pick near the top of the order again. The upcoming draft is loaded with top defense prospects like Sam Dickinson, Artem Levshunov, Henry Mews, Adam Jiricek, Aron Kiviharju, and Anton Silayev. Dickinson in particular has ties to fellow London Knights defenseman Oliver Bonk, as well as center Denver Barkey.
Are the Canucks going to move Elias Pettersson? Probably not. Are these Flyers trade offers representative of Pettersson’s trade value? Also probably not. But with the Canucks recently, you just never know what to expect.