World News – United States – Philadelphia Flyers: Chuck Fletcher to strike deal for Patrik Laine


February 22, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Winnipeg Jets right winger Patrik Laine (29) looks on in the first period during the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the 2019-20 NHL season is finally over, it’s time to take a look at what could happen this offseason The Philadelphia Flyers have taken a huge step forward this year, winning their first series playoff in almost a decade, and in a single game of the Eastern Conference FinalsWhile many young players took the stage and played key roles for Orange and Black; one thing that became evident was the need for a pure goalscorer

It’s not often that a 22-year-old former goalscorer is available In fact, that never happens We have entered uncharted waters Which is why the Philadelphia Flyers would be stupid not to jump on the opportunity to add a player of Laine’s caliber The Finnish superstar has only been productive since the Winnipeg Jets made him second overall in the 2016 NHL Draft In four seasons (305 career games), Laine totaled 138 goals to accompany 109 assists (247 points)

Of course, a player of this caliber isn’t available for no good reason There are certainly question marks over Laine’s commitment to the defensive end of the ice However, the Philadelphia Flyers are full of players who play a two-man game and have more than enough to cover some of Laine’s defensive gaps

Acquiring such a player wouldn’t be cheap I mean, why would he do it? He’s a 22-year-old who has already passed the 40-goal mark in one season and is legitimately a pure goalscorer

Those kind of players don’t grow on trees, and that’s something every team could use. How much can that cost? Well, that’s a great question because it’s all up for debate.I believe a bundle of Travis Sanheim, Joel Farabee, Connor Bunnaman and a 2020 first-round pick (23rd overall) could do the job? Maybe

Personally, I would lead with a player like Jake Voracek and see what else it would take to make that kind of deal Voracek, Shayne Gostisbehere and a first-round pick make a deal? Again, maybe you’d probably need to add a little more, but it all really depends on what exactly Winnipeg values ​​in a comeback for Patrik Laine

One thing’s for sure, the Philadelphia Flyers need a goal scorer, and one of the NHL’s top scorers is on the commercial block right now The Flyers have a lot to offer as they have done a great job of storing assets over the past few years Now it’s about finding the best deal possible for both parties Wool should be the number one priority when it comes to adding of a player for the Philadelphia Flyers this offseason Make it happen Chuck

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World news – United States – Philadelphia Flyers: Chuck Fletcher must strike deal for Patrik Laine


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