Should the Philadelphia Flyers Be Buyers or Sellers at the Trade Deadline?

February 24th, 2015 by Garrett Baker Leave a reply »

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like a given that the Philadelphia Flyers were out of the playoff picture and would consequentially be sellers at the trade deadline on March 5.

But things have turned around dramatically for the Flyers as of late, with an incredible 8-1-4 run over their past 13 games putting them right back in the hunt.

While things look far better than they did, whether the Flyers have a legitimate chance at making the playoffs or not is still up in the air, depending on the narrative you look at.

On one hand, they are currently just four games out of a playoff spot. On the other hand, they still have one team, the Florida Panthers, ahead of them in ninth place in the conference.

Even worse, there is only one team they can realistically catch: the Boston Bruins, who are eighth in the conference with 67 points. (The Flyers have 63.)

The Washington Capitals sit in seventh place with 76 points, so the Flyers are essentially battling with three teams for one playoff spot and are currently in the worst spot of the three.

But the trade deadline is approaching quickly, and ...

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