It’s been a very bad season for the Philadelphia Flyers and they are expected to make changes to their roster for the 2022-23 campaign. According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, one player they could end up trading is forward Travis Konecny.
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Konecny was almost traded during the summer, but the team opted to keep him around. Pagnotta noted that they could use him as a main piece heading the other way in a big splash. At this juncture, it seems that the Flyers may be heading for a retooling period rather than a rebuild. They want to become competitive in the short-term future rather than the long-term.
In 41 games this season, Konecny has seven goals, 17 assists, and a minus-9 rating. These numbers are low for his standards, but especially when remembering that he had a 61-point campaign in 66 games just two seasons ago. With this, it does make sense that he may be a player that the Flyers are willing to part ways with. When looking at their 13-22-8 record and current 13-game losing streak, it’s clear that this group of players just isn’t working.
Konecny seems like a player who would be traded during the offseason if moved. The winger’s contract does not expire until the end of the 2024-25 season, so there’s no need to rush a trade. However, if Pagnotta is correct, he may be one of Philadelphia’s biggest trade pieces moving forward.
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