Kessel could put the Phil in Philly

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.


The list:




New York Rangers



Los Angeles



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.


Philadelphia gets:

Phil Kessel – Winger

Tornto’s 2015 3rd Round Draft Pick


Toronto gets:

Wayne Simmonds – Winger

Ray Emery – Goalie

Philadelphia’s 2015 2nd Round Draft Pick


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