By Bobby Bauders
Phil Kessel released the list of teams he’d accept a trade to. That list can always change, but it doesn’t seem like it will.
New York Rangers
Obviously, not all of these teams will trade for Kessel. Teams like Chicago are desperately trying to dump salary to stay competitive.
Philly may be able to afford Kessel. I thought about what the Toronto Maple Leafs’ needs are. It’s usually goal tending. Plus Toronto is entering a rebuild. They want draft picks. The Philadelphia Flyers aren’t exactly full of goalies, young, but they do have draft picks. The questions is, are they willing to give up those draft picks? Personally, I don’t think so. I see any Kessel trade to Philly a long shot, but not impossible. Kessel’s hit is $7million, and cap space is something the Flyers don’t have. Nevertheless, let’s look at this potential trade.
Phil Kessel – Winger
Tornto’s 2015 3rd Round Draft Pick
Wayne Simmonds – Winger
Ray Emery – Goalie
Philadelphia’s 2015 2nd Round Draft Pick