Two prospects for the Flyers to buy and one player to sell at the trade deadline

The Philadelphia Flyers remain in third place in the Metropolitan as trade deadline week arrives. But there is one player they need to sell regardless of where they stand.

Feb 27, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Sean Walker (26)
Feb 27, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Sean Walker (26) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Few teams are in as interesting of a situation as the Philadelphia Flyers at the 2024 NHL trade deadline, as they are a good team that would surprise few in the hockey world if they sell. But since the Flyers remain in the Metropolitan’s top three, it’s hard to believe they will sell to the same extent everyone initially thought they would unless another front office offers general manager Daniel Briere ultra-lucrative compensation.

However, Briere has a chance to turn this opportunity into working in his favor, as he can sell players he doesn’t figure will have a future in Philadelphia for assets like draft picks and high-end prospects while holding onto those who could stay with the organization for the long haul. If Briere plays this correctly, he could put the Flyers in a position to keep winning now while building for the future. 

The Flyers can buy a pair of prospects while selling one particular player in a trade

This situation would call for Briere to identify one team, a contender in the Western Conference, to make a trade with. This Western Conference team would ideally have one prospect who wouldn’t mind playing elsewhere and another who could end up as a solid depth piece in Philadelphia. 

It’s important to note that the two prospects to buy at the deadline would come from the same team while the Flyers would sell off just one player, but this would not be the complete trade package. Instead, think of these players as being included in the overall package, but more prospects, players, draft picks, and even another team could get involved too. 

So who should the Flyers look to buy at the deadline, and which player should they send to the Edmonton Oilers? There is one certain Flyers player reportedly linked to Edmonton per The Fourth Period, and they will take center stage. But first, let’s talk about one of the two prospects highlighted.