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NHL Trade Deadline: Examining the Flyers’ options

The Christmas Day of hockey season is here: it’s NHL trade deadline day.

The Philadelphia Flyers are in a position that they haven’t been in recently: they’re buyers.

After years of retooling and rebuilding, the Flyers are in playoff position at the trade deadline. Hell, they’re more than just in playoff position – they’re only three points out of second place, and five points out of first place in the Metropolitan Division.

The Flyers’ main need has been obvious for most of the season: a third-line center. With Nolan Patrick dealing with a migraine disorder, the Flyers have done their best to fill that role throughout the season.