Can you believe the Philadelphia Flyers traded for Eric Lindros more than 30 years ago?
That came to mind late Tuesday when the Flyers made another major trade.
It wasn’t of the magnitude of the megadeal with Quebec for Lindros in 1992, but it certainly caught the attention of Flyers fans and PA betting sites.
Philadelphia's new general manager, Daniel Briere, kicked the reorganization into high gear by sending defenseman Ivan Provorov to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team deal that also involved the Los Angeles Kings.
Provorov, along with forward Hayden Hodgson, was traded to the Kings for goalie Cal Petersen, defenseman Sean Walker, defenseman prospect Helge Grans and a second-round pick in next year's 2024 NHL Draft. The Flyers also traded defenseman Kevin Connauton to the Blue Jackets for the Kings' first-round pick in this year's NHL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2024 or 2025 NHL Draft.
Provorov then was traded to the Blue Jackets for Connauton.
BetPennsylvania.com – your source for Pennsylvania betting promotions – figured it made sense to look at other big trades the Flyers have made in the last 20 years, with help from flyershistory.com.
Flyers Major Deals (2003-Present)
Looking Back, Ahead with Flyers
Last season, Provorov posted 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 82 games and had two seasons remaining on a six-year, $40.5 million contract he signed with the team back in Sept. 2019.
The Flyers (31-38-13) missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season, finishing 17 points behind the Florida Panthers for the second wild card from the East. Florida, of course, has advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.
The Flyers have not been to the Stanley Cup Finals since 2010 and have not hoisted the prestigious trophy since back-to-back championships in 1974 and 1975.
In their latest quest to regain footing in the NHL, the Flyers hired Keith Jones as president of hockey operations on May 11 and named Briere the team's permanent general manager, removing the interim tag he has had since March 10. Briere took over the position after Chuck Fletcher was fired as GM and president of hockey operations.
Currently the Flyers have 10 picks in the upcoming NHL Draft (June 28-29) in Nashville, starting with the seventh pick in the first round.
By the way, PA sportbook apps won’t be releasing betting odds for next season until after the Stanley Cup Finals are over.
Florida trails the Vegas Golden Knights, 2-0, in the series, with Game 3 slated for Thursday night in Florida.
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