The Philadelphia Flyers are in between being a postseason contender and a cellar-dweller. After a strong homestand, the Flyers (14-15-3) have gone 4-5-1 in their last ten, and are 11th in the Eastern Conference. They are two points behind 8th-place Carolina.
It looks like GM Paul Holmgren, however, may be interested in making a big move to push things along a little bit. According to a report from The Fourth Period, the Flyers have contacted the Winnipeg Jets about left winger Evander Kane. With Jets scouts seen at recent Flyers games (including the one against Montreal) and Assistant GM Ron Hextall watching Winnipeg play against the New York Rangers last week, a deal seems like it could be in the works.
The Fourth Period writes, “The Flyers may be willing to part with the likes of center Brayden Schenn, right wing Matt Read, a prospect and a draft pick in exchange for Kane.” Other teams mentioned in the report are the Canadiens, Rangers, Islanders, and Panthers.
Kane, one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, has seven goals and seven assists in 26 games this season. He would definitely bolster this team’s offense, but at a considerable price.
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