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Breaking News - Philadelphia Flyers shopping top defenceman ahead of trade deadline

Published March 1, 2023 at 11:28
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Moments ago, NHL insider Darren Dreger revealed that the Philadelphia Flyers are looking to trade their top defenceman and seventh overall pick of the 2015 draft, Ivan Provorov.


It's a move that would fully commit a floundering Flyers team to a much-needed rebuild. With two years left at a reasonable $6.75M cap hit, Provorov would be expected to fetch a sizeable return in a trade.

Provorov had more promise of being an elite player early on in his career, but has plateaued in his time in Philly. He scored 17 goals and 41 points in his sophomore season, but Provorov's now routinely put up numbers like he has this season, 4 goals and 22 points in 61 games played.


Provorov being available now may further drop the price for other defenceman at the deadline, notably Jakob Chychrun. If Provorov is moved before Chychrun, the Coyotes may be forced to find a less beneficial trade before the deadline passes.

Teams interested in Chychrun would likely be exploring Provorov as well, being the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, and more.
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Breaking News - Philadelphia Flyers shopping top defenceman ahead of trade deadline

What will happen with Ivan Provorov?

He'll be traded by the deadline1544.1 %
He'll be traded this summer926.5 %
He'll remain in Philly1029.4 %
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