The Philadelphia Flyers are in a full rebuild now. They have already started trading off some of their few good players in an effort to think about the future.
They weren’t bad enough in 2022-23 to truly be in the Connor Bedard sweepstakes. That is looking like a major mistake now.
In 2023-24, they have a chance to be in the Mack Celebrini lottery though. He isn’t Bedard but he is a superstar in the making still. The Flyers would love to build around a talent like that.
One player they might consider trading next is their star goalie Carter Hart. They could get a complete haul for him if they did.
One of these three teams should come calling for Hart right now:
1. Los Angeles Kings
The Philadelphia Flyers trading Carter Hart out west would be interesting.
The Los Angeles Kings made some big moves over the last year. They are supplementing their new young core to help them along in the playoffs.
They also still have guys like Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty there playing well which should help them along. They play good hockey and have tons of experience.
With all of these nice things being said about them, however, it is clear that they need an upgrade in the net. Jonathan Quick isn’t there anymore to shut the door. He needed to go anyway because he wasn’t great anymore either.
If the season started today, the Kings would roll out a trio of options that include Cam Talbot, Pheonix Copley, and David Rittich. Clearly, an upgrade is needed. Carter Hart would be absolutely perfect for them in that role. He is young and great which is what they like.