The clear focus of the Flyers draft was on the big picture of the rebuild, drafting for upside. Now, they have time to develop these prospects to the fullest with a new player development team in place.
The Flyers chose to turn to an area they feel is the foundation of success in the NHL: defense. They chose the upside of a budding defensive prospect in Oliver Bonk, in hopes that it will come to fruition with development.
Following a forward-thinking, plan-driven trade for Ivan Provorov, the Flyers trade involving Kevin Hayes was much more on par with what a rebuild commands. Rome wasn't built in a day. Neither will the Flyers.
The trade winds are blowing for the Flyers. There are multiple reports that the team is actively working on two trades, one involving Kevin Hayes and the St. Louis Blues and the other involving Tony DeAngelo and the Carolina Hurricanes, that could be completed as early as Sunday.
Reports were confirmed on Monday that Valerie Camillo, President and CEO of Comcast Spectacor Sports and Entertainment who also oversaw business operations with the Flyers, will be leaving the company effective July 1.