With no movement of the marquee names at wing, Philadelphia Flyers James van Riemsdyk market remains on hold.
As the NHL trade deadline nears, just 11 days away, the wing market is in a holding pattern as teams await the first big name to drop.
The marquee names – the likes of Patrick Kane, Timo Meier, Brock Boeser – headline the wing market ahead of the deadline. All of which, still remain with their current NHL teams.
With the market still full with all the marquee names, James van Riemsdyk market is on hold.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Flyers are not in any rush to move James van Riemsdyk at the moment.
The source added that they still expect to van Riemsdyk to be traded before the deadline.
As I reported two weeks ago and confirmed last week by Elliotte Friedman on 32 Thoughts, van Riemsdyk market has four very interested teams. Dallas Stars – Minnesota Wild – Vegas Golden Knights – Winnipeg Jets.
All four of the teams with interest in van Riemsdyk are also in on the marquee names on the trade block.
van Riemsdyk, who is in the final year of his 5-year $35M contract signed in 2018, will be a nice consolation prize for one of the teams who strike out on the marquee names.
The benefit for a team acquiring van Riemsdyk is his contract.
van Riemsdyk will be a UFA as seasons end, will come with cap hit retention, and has actual salary dollars are less than his cap hit.
When van Riemsdyk’s market comes to a head, the Flyers should net a decent asset in return.
One source said the Flyers could get a 2nd round pick in return for van Riemsdyk’s. Another saying possibly a conditional 2nd round that could turn into a 1st round pick.
After not trading van Riemsdyk in the summer, which would have costed the Flyers a high draft pick, GM Chuck Fletcher is now in a position to get a good asset in return for the 33 year old winger.
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