3 contenders who must call the Flyers for Scott Laughton at the trade deadline

While the Philadelphia Flyers may ultimately forgo selling at the trade deadline, Scott Laughton is one player they could move if they do sell.

Feb 8, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) in
Feb 8, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) in / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Stars can use another defensive-minded asset before the deadline

The Dallas Stars continue to control the Central Division, but like the Maple Leafs, it’s not happening because they are a good defensive team. With 212 goals, the Stars are second in the league in scoring, but 17th in goals allowed with 174. 

While Dallas has a better goaltending duo than what the Maple Leafs possess, Jake Oettinger and Scott Wedgewood are still struggling on the eve of what will become a crucial time of the year. Also, like Toronto, Oettinger and Wedgewood are facing close to 29.6 shots on goal per game, and the former is dealing with the majority number. 

Dallas isn’t a physical team, so Laughton’s presence would change that. The Stars also haven’t applied as much pressure as they otherwise could have, so that’s another area where Laughton will help. If he can help cut down the number of shots on goal at Oettinger and Wedgewood, he will flip some of those close contests into wins for the Stars. 

Overall, Dallas scores enough as it is, so they can’t go wrong acquiring someone like Laughton and letting him play a simple game. It’s clear Laughton has helped the Flyers achieve better than expected results, so the opportunities are limitless for a talented group like the Stars.