Whoever runs Flyers Nerd is throwing out a bunch of options, and I wanted to throw in my two cents:
Shattenkirk is on every team's wish list this summer. He's particularly enticing for Flyers fans because he's an elite talent, a right-handed shot, and available at a cap hit of just $4.25 million. If a long-term extension was involved, I'd love to add him to the lineup.If St. Louis offered Kevin Shattenkirk for Travis Sanheim and a 2nd round pick, would you accept? (Not rumored)— Flyers Nerd (@FlyersNerd) June 23, 2016
But a long-term extension is not involved, and I'd rather chew off my own hand than trade Sanheim (plus another asset) for someone that could either (1) demand a ton of money or (2) walk away for nothing next summer.
Calgary's 6th Overall Pick
Mason, in my mind, is the long-term goalie for the playoff runs that this core is going to make. Morin, though not as high on the list as Provorov and Sanheim, is also going to factor into those future Flyers teams.If Calgary offers 6th overall for Steve Mason and Sam Morin, would you accept?— Flyers Nerd (@FlyersNerd) June 23, 2016
However, this 6th overall pick would mean turning Morin into a higher-end blueline prospect like Sergachyov, Juolevi, or Chychrun. It could also end up netting a top-end forward prospect to add to Travis Konecny, which could be names like Dubois, Nylander, Brown, or Keller.
In my humble, uninformed opinion, I think Mason's present value and Morin's future value are far more than anybody who will be available at number six. Maybe Chychrun or Juolevi will turn into top-pairing guys, but the only prospects I could see trading Mason/Morin for would have to be selected with Edmonton's 4th overall pick.
NO! Sports are part business and part entertainment, and trading the fan favorite rookie sensation is bad for both. It's also, in this case, bad for the actual on-ice sports product.Never ever going to happen but if Oilers offered Taylor Hall for Gostisbehere would you accept?— Flyers Nerd (@FlyersNerd) June 23, 2016
Verdict: You Shut Your Whore Mouth
General 'Trade Up In The Draft' Talk
The Flyers are going to be able to draft a decent forward prospect at 18. They aren't going to fuck it up, and if no moves are made everything will be alright.
But, if Hextall likes one of those forward prospects I mentioned above, it would be pretty easy for him to package #18 with a combination of his second, third, and fourth rounders (of which he has two of each) to move up and grab his guy.