Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren loves making the big splash

According to Frank Seravalli, the Flyers have made a 'substantial offer' to the Vancouver Canucks for center Ryan Kesler.

The report also mentions the Flyers have inquired about their defenseman Alex Edler, as well.

The Canucks are said to be asking for an established centerman, a top level prospect and/or a first round pick in exchange for Kesler. Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier and prospects Samuel Morin and Scott Laughton could all be involved in the blockbuster.

Kesler has a full no trade clause, but it's been reported that he's willing to waive that if Philadelphia and Vancouver can agree on a trade. Although the Penguins are at the top of Kesler's wishlist.

Kesler who was an Olympian for Team USA carries a salary of $5 million and has spent his entire career in Vancouver.

It is unknown what a package--undoubtedly a steep one would look like if it were to involve both Kesler and Edler.

The NHL trading deadline is Wednesday at 3 p.m. est.