NHL Insider links the Philadelphia Flyers to a Stanley Cup Finalist

Published February 25, 2022 at 8:02 PM

There are a couple of teams in the Eastern Conference who both have yet to commit to a full blown rebuild, but who certainly can't continue going the way they're going. The Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers have the pieces to help one another, and one of those pieces for the Flyers is Habs defenseman Jeff Petry, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

I can see Philadelphia in on Jeff Petry. It makes a lot of sense for them.

-Friedman during his most recent "32 Thoughts" write-up.

Petry, 34, is a big, two-way, right-shot defenseman who could really make an impact within the Flyers' top-4. He's signed for the next 3 seasons at $6.25M per season and has produced at least 40 points in each of the last 4 seasons before this one, a disastrous year for the Habs as a whole.

The Ann Arbor, Michigan native has had a downright awful start to his season, recording just 6 points through 38 games, but since new Canadiens head coach Martin St. Louis has come in, Petry's game has turned around very quickly. Over the last 7 games, Petry has notched 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points over that span.

The Habs could use some younger pieces, specifically in the forward positions, so perhaps a player like Travis Konecny or Scott Laughton could make some sense in a deal involving Jeff Petry. Obviously, the deal would not end up being 1-for-1.

Petry went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals with the Habs last season.

Source: Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, 32 Thoughts
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