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The Oilers may Soon be Acquiring Two Talented Flyers Forwards


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Elliot Ben Jacob
July 8, 2023  (8:31 PM)
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Offseason Trade Talks Heat Up

Offseason periods are traditionally buzzing with trades as sports teams attempt to reorganize their lineups. Even though this summer's activity hasn't seen a flurry of deals, significant trade moves involving some well-known players might be on the horizon.

Oilers Eyeing Flyers' Travis Konecny and Scott Laughton

Latest reports suggest that the Edmonton Oilers have set their sights on forwards Travis Konecny and Scott Laughton from the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Although these players' names have been circulated in trade rumors for a while, the possibility of both of them being transferred together was not widely anticipated.
Recently, Daniel Briere stepped into the role of General Manager for the Flyers. He has conveyed his intent to overhaul the team, which was evident when he traded off Kevin Hayes and Ivan Provorov. Following this pattern, it seems logical for Konecny and Laughton to be the next ones on the move.
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Pondering the Cost of Acquisition

While it's clear that the Oilers would jump at the chance to strengthen their roster with these top-nine talents, acquiring them will not be a bargain.
The Flyers have already turned down a first-round pick offer for Laughton, and Konecny has consistently demonstrated superior performance.
It's expected that if the Oilers want to secure both players, they'd likely need to part with a player from their own lineup, in addition to offering a first-round pick and a prospect.
A plausible trade proposition might involve defenseman Evan Bouchard, and prospect Xavier Borgeault from the Oilers in return for Konecny and Laughton. This transaction could potentially benefit both parties and pave a promising path for both teams respectively.
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As Read on HockeyPatrol - Oilers Reportedly Looking to Add Two Flyers Forwards Via Trade
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