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Philadelphia Flyers: Why The Kevin Hayes Rumor Isn’t A Big Deal

As most, if not all fans know by now, the Philadelphia Flyers inked forward Kevin Hayes to a seven-year contract back in June to help solidify their center group for the 2019-20 season and beyond. A lot of Flyers fans and people around the league the thought this was an overpay, and they weren’t wrong as any higher-profile free agent is subject to a more substantial payday. Recently, TSN’s Frank Seravalli went on the “Snow The Goalie” podcast and had this to say regarding Hayes (transcript from Crossing Broad):

” I don’t understand why they (Philadelphia) felt the need to spend a pick in order to go out and do this (trade for Hayes’ rights).