3 solid trades that will revitalize the Flyers in 2024

After such a hot start to the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have lost steam lately. Therefore, few should be more aggressive at the deadline.

Jan 31, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA; San Jose Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (36) defends the
Jan 31, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA; San Jose Sharks goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (36) defends the / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Dominik Kubalik would be another prolific scorer on the middle-six

Dominik Kubalik has not enjoyed a good season as a member of the Ottawa Senators, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a prolific scorer. Like Duclair, Kubalik is a player capable of putting up 30 goals, something he did as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks in that shortened 2019-20 season. 

Kubalik may also be 28 years old, but he only has four-and-a-half seasons of NHL experience, so he’s still, in a manner of speaking, someone with untapped potential. Therefore, forget his unremarkable stint so far in Ottawa, as besides his solid rookie season, Kubalik also played well for the Detroit Red Wings in 2022-23 when he scored 20 goals and seven on the man advantage. 

Yet given his relative inconsistencies this season along with the fact he, like others, have been unable to turn the Senators into contenders, Kubalik is another player the Flyers could acquire for a decent price. 

Supposing the Flyers wouldn’t make a trade for Duclair or Kahkonen, they will instead send that third-rounder in 2024 and a fourth in 2025 to the Senators along with the gritty Garnet Hathaway. The trade would give Ottawa a couple of draft picks to rebuild its ailing prospects pool while they also get another big hitter who should further play into the identity they are trying to build.

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