A couple of days ago some buzz started regarding the Philadelphia Flyers possibly going after Toronto Maple Leafs restricted free agent William Nylander.
There's been some insiders labeling the Carolina Hurricanes as the top dog in the race however Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman points out the Flyers are the dark horse.
The road block for the Flyers acquiring Nylander is that the Leafs are likely looking for a defeneman in return.
NBC Sports John Boruk points out there's likely only one option.
"If I’m Hextall, (Robert) Hagg may be the only defenseman I’d be willing to part with in a deal for Nylander and it would likely take a little bit more on the Flyers’ end to facilitate a trade.”
Nylander would give a huge boost to the Flyers offense however losing someone like Hagg would be a huge hit to an already struggling Flyers defense.
Would you be willing to make a trade like this?