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Report: Flyers’ Travis Konecny Would Be Good Target For Capitals



Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers (AP Photo)
Travis Konecny (AP photo)

Washington Hockey Now wrote a story about possible targets the Capitals could pursue to improve their top six forwards. One of the trade targets mentioned was Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny.

Konecny was the Philadelphia Flyers’ leading scorer last year with 31 goals and 30 assists in 60 games. He is only 26 and teams could look at Konecny like he’s a player just coming into his prime. Teams looking for scoring punch could take a deep look at Konecny.

Replacing 31 goals on a team that only scored 222 last season wouldn’t be easy. But if the Capitals are willing to overpay for Konecny, the Flyers could look at the situation this way: 1) More ice time for a younger player; 2) They’re not tanking, but they’re playing more for 2024-25 and beyond.

Flyers general manager Daniel Briere has said he would listen to trade scenarios about everyone. And even though the offseason has calmed down, it is not over. Briere is still working the phones, according to a Philly Hockey Now column by Sam Carchidi.

On a Flyers team that struggles to score goals, Konecny might be safe from a trade. But, he also could bring back prized draft picks in a deal.

The Report From Washington Hockey Now

Here is what Washington Hockey Now writer Jared Serre wrote: 

“Konecny, the target of countless rumors since Danny Briere took over as the Flyers general manager in March, could find himself the next one shipped out of Philadelphia, following defenseman Ivan Provorov and forward Kevin Hayes as the team eyes a rebuild.

“A 26-year-old right winger who averaged a point per game last season, Konecny checks off a lot of the Capitals’ boxes. He would be the youngest of the team’s top six forwards, save for fellow 26-year-old Dylan Strome, and would add another strong scoring option — now and into the future.

“Konecny is under contract through the 2024-25 season, with a $5.5 million cap hit each of the next two seasons. He’s a tad cheaper than [Toronto’s William] Nylander, which makes it easier to absorb his cap hit, but the Capitals would still need to clear the necessary cap space.”


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Montreal Hockey Now: Top three Canadiens’ prospects at risk of falling behind.

New Jersey Hockey Now: Devils can see a long playoff run in their future.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Erik Karlsson “not OK” staying with Sharks. He’s interested in Penguins and three other teams.

San Jose Hockey Now: Aaron Rodgers got advice about changing teams from former Shark Joe Pavelski.

Vegas Hockey Now: Is Golden Knights roster complete?

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