As the March 8 NHL Trade Deadline approaches the Philadelphia Flyers are still clinging to a playoff berth. As of Wednesday, the Flyers are five points ahead of New Jersey for the third spot in the Metropolitan Division, which would earn them a big to the postseason.

The Flyers are in a real interesting spot, they have exceed expectations this season, but are still willing to listen on key players to improve for the future.

So will they buy or sell at the deadline?  That remains to be seen, but they might look to move players for the right deal and here are the three most likely to be moved per  ESPN's senior NHL writer Greg Wyshynski, who ranked the top 50 players who could be available at the deadline.

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Which 3 Flyers are most likely to be traded?

The most likely to be moved and one of the most likely players in the entire NHL is 29-year old defenseman Sean Walker, who was ranked No. 9 on the list of the top 50.

Walker is the quintessential "defenseman no one talks about until his name hits the first trade board and then he's the belle of the ball." The Flyers blueliner has had a career-redefining sixth season, skating more than he has previously (19:29 of ice time per game) and scoring at a higher clip (21 points in 59 games). He's a puck-moving defenseman who can kill penalties, too. Whoever gets Walker is getting a player on a glow-up at both ends of the ice, provided the Flyers decide to sell in a playoff race.

Next up, coming in at No. 14 on the list, is 29-year old center Scott Laughton

Every time we see Laughton play, we wish there were a way to clone five more of him to fill out a team's bottom six. He a tenacious player who throws the body, chips in offensively and is one of the best "power killers" in the NHL, creating offense when his team is short-handed. Laughton wants to stay with the Flyers. GM Danny Briere says he's not looking to trade him. But his play -- including a recent seven-game points streak -- and his contract status make him one of the more desirable trade options in a thin center market.

Laughton has 30 points in 60 games this season, including nine goals.

Finally, coming in at No. 32 on the list is another defender, 30-year-old Nick Seeler.

You can see what Flyers coach John Tortorella likes in Seeler, who led the NHL with 172 blocked shots through 59 games. You can see what opposing general managers like about Seeler, as he'll give teams 15-18 minutes of strong physical play for the discount rate of $775,000 against the salary cap. Hence, like Walker, Seeler has been in the rumor mill all season, provided the Flyers want to part ways with him.

We'll see what General Manager Danny Briere does as the deadline closes in, but you can be sure he will be willing to listen on any of these three players.

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