Patience is a virtue. The Flyers have to laugh about that shit all the time, especially Homer. Homer is always ready and willing to make a move. So be ready for the rumors to start flying around in the next couple of weeks. I actually should say, “Let the rumors begin”.
The guy that I would be willing to move is Brayden Schenn. I just don’t see the scoring ability that people have talked about with him. Don’t get me wrong, I love the way he throws his body around but I just don’t see that scoring ability. The Flyers love his game, so he might not be going anywhere. Coots is not going anywhere either. The Flyers always could use their draft picks to acquire someone. If they do need to move a player it should be Schenn.
The Flyers have 1.5 million in cap space. That could get bigger if they decide to put Chris Pronger ($4.9 million) and Matt Walker ($1.7 million) on the long-term injured list. If they start shitting the bed, they could become sellers as well. A lot of things can happen quickly in a shortened season.
There are a few players that come to mind that the Flyers might be looking at. Corey Perry (Ducks), Bobby Ryan (Ducks) and Brenden Morrow (Stars). Though all of them would require giving up Couturier or Schenn. Something tells me that the Flyers don’t want to part with either Schenn or Coots.
What about Jarome Iginla? He’s 35, but he’s still a bonafide NHL scorer, a guy who has scored 31 or more goals for 11 years in the league.
Bobby Ryan would cost you one of those three.
The Flyers can’t afford to mortgage their future, but they could part with a prospect they just sent back to junior in Scott Laughton.
That would likely get you Iginla.
I would be cool with moving Laughton. With Schenn, Coots, and Giroux all being centers, the Flyers could afford to move him. Stay tuned…