Philadelphia Flyers forward and veteran center Kevin Hayes has been a name that has popped up in discussions surrounding the Flyers and potentially trading him this offseason.
Daily Faceoff Insider Frank Seravalli and former NHL goaltender, now analyst Mike McKenna talk on Daily Faceoff Live about a couple of potential NHL fits for Hayes and where the 31-year-old could play for the 2023-24 NHL season if the Flyers decide to move him.
Hayes has registered 155 goals and 386 points in 634 games spanning a 10-year career. According to CapFriendly, Hayes has a cap hit of $7.1 million running through 2025-26. He signed a seven-year, $50 million contract with the Flyers in the summer of 2019.
Frank Seravalli: One last #AskDFO inbox question of the day; where are some spots that Kevin Hayes could fit? Commenter said he thinks the Washington Capitals could be a fit, but what’s say you?
Mike McKenna: a lot of the buzz at the trade deadline was around the Red Wings, so that seems like an instant fit to me. There’s no shortage of teams who need centers, so I think Detroit is definitely one of them. What do you think, Frank?
Frank Seravalli: I think it depends on how much the Flyers are willing to retain in order to make this happen because he does have term left on his deal. I’ll throw a couple of teams out there; the Minnesota Wild, Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche and Washington would be a great fit if the Flyers are willing to trade him in the same division, same with Columbus. But I think there will be some significant interest in Hayes for the right price because he does play a two-way game and can give you that 25-goal push that you’re looking for.
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