Philadelphia Flyers Center Scott Laughton skates during a game at Wells Fargo Center.
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Oilers Eyeing Flyers' Center as Trade Deadline Approaches

Published February 11, 2024 at 8:30 PM

Edmonton Oilers fans should be keeping an eye on the Philadelphia Flyers lately. They've been quite the surprise this season, sitting in third place in the Metropolitan Division. They're even ahead of the New York Islanders by six points, with a game in hand!

Now, for a team in the rebuilding phase, snagging a playoff spot is a pretty big deal. It's a testament to the coaching prowess of John Tortorella, who's been calling the shots behind the Flyers' bench.

Yet here's where it gets interesting for the Oilers. With the Flyers not precisely in the running for the Stanley Cup this year, they're looking to make some moves and cash in on players who could fetch a good return. And that's where Sean Walker and Scott Laughton come into play.

Flyers Assets on Oilers Radar: Potential Impact Players for Edmonton:

According to Anthony Di Marco, the Oilers are eyeing both Walker and Laughton. And let me tell you, they're not just any players. Walker, for instance, is a solid two-way defenseman who can chip in on the power play and kill penalties like a boss. And when you compare his stats to Cody Ceci's using Evolving Hockey's metrics, he's outperforming Ceci in all five categories!

Now, let's talk about Laughton. He's got that gritty edge to his game that Oilers fans love, and he's a favorite among his teammates. He could be the player we need to fill that Klim Kostin-shaped hole in the lineup.

So, will either of these guys wear the Oilers jersey alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl? Only time will tell, but one thing's for sure: it's an exciting time to be an Oilers fan!
February 11   |   260 answers
Oilers Eyeing Flyers' Center as Trade Deadline Approaches

Which center from the Philadelphia Flyers do you think would be the best fit for the Edmonton Oilers?

Sean Couturier10640.8 %
Sean Walker7629.2 %
Scott Laughton7830 %
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