So I was doing my research like the true professional that I am and I was reading TSN trade bait list and came across an interesting name…
Yup, that is Flyers center Scott Laughton coming in at 16 on their trade bait list. It caught me a little off guard at first but at the same time it also makes a lot of sense.
First and foremost, I love Scott Laughton he’s been a very underrated player for the Flyers over the last few seasons and he plays the game the right way. I can’t say I’d be all that happy if Chuck Fletcher were to trade him by the deadline. At the same time though based off of how the Flyers have been playing if they become sellers at the deadline Laughton has a real chance of getting dealt.
He has an expiring contract and not too big of a cap hit which makes him a prime target for teams making a run at the Stanley Cup. Laughton is a great role player for the Flyers and would be a great role player for a contending team. Tomorrow’s game against the Islanders and next weeks two games against Boston will truly determine what the Flyers could do come the trade deadline. They win these three games and they are right back in playoff position. Lose all three or even lose two then you’re pretty much done at this point.
Chuck Fletcher has a lot to figure out over these next few weeks and we’ve already seen him make some moves to try and shake things up. It’s going to be a very interesting next few weeks for the Flyers and I’ll have you covered with everything you need to know.