Big Blockbuster William Nylander Trade To The Flyers?

Published December 1, 2020 at 5:20 PM

It's no secret, the Philadelphia Flyers need help putting the puck in the net. Philly struggled heavily to score goals during the bubble playoffs while facing the Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders. Flyers' general manager Chuck Fletcher didn't address the need through free agency and he said any big moves would likely come through a trade. That trade hasn't happened yet but according to one NHL insider there could be a pretty significant blockbuster coming soon. Eklund from HockeyBuzz believes the Flyers are possibly close to landing Toronto Maple Leafs' forward William Nylander. "There is also a very-under-the-radar ongoing dialogue between the Leafs and the Flyers surrounding Nylander. Fletcher has ALWAYS loved Nylander, to the point that a deal almost occurred that would have sent Nylander to the Wild just minutes prior to Nylander signing his deal with the Leafs a few Decembers ago.The Leafs keep saying they are going into this season as is, and I am told Dubas wants to stick with Nylander. However, there is pressure from above from Shanahan that the defense and defense coming from the forward positions are too shaky... There are people in Toronto who really love Flyers D-man, Travis Sanheim.The Flyers are also feeling very uncertain about their ability to put the puck in the net. Nylander could fix a lot and perhaps jump start Giroux.."The Leafs of course always need help on the blueline and Sanheim is a very solid young defenseman who's currently set to become RFA next year but moving Nylander would give the team cap room to sign the 23 year old long term down the line. Would you make this deal?

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