Flyers likely have no 3rd this year. They'd have to fall out of the playoffs to keep theirs, and the pick for Marody is next year's Devil's pick.
Still a good move for them. As I know you and I have discussed, they're at the point where they're going to have to start either consolidating some assets into higher quality assets (2- or 3-for 1 deals) or translating players that don't fit the future into future picks.
Never said it was. Guys guys guys.
It is merely to demontrate how the deck is stacked depth wise against Marody.
That is all. Nothing more. The reason he was moved. The reason he may not have signed....went the free agent route and left ala Vesey leaving the Flyers with nada and he instead snagged a 3rd.
As far as who makes the Flyers next year i can't say sitting here in march my magic 8 ball is in the shop.
However i can m
He was probably around our 20th best prospect. Unlikely he'd surpass enough guys already in the pool and with the youth already on the team to become a Flyer. You'd be damn lucky to get a 3rd for your 20th best NHLer.
Hextall is still sticking with his plan to develop youth, and continue having more up and coming in the pipeline. He's already got 2-1sts, 1-2nd 2-3rds (likely lose one to Detroit) 1-4th 2-5ths 1-6th 3-7ths...10 picks.
He project to a bottom 6 forward.
Flyers pipeline is full so he may not even sign knowing the competition he is facing if you believe reports so Flyers want to get something for him instead of being left empty handed.
To me it sounds like an even trade.