If the Leafs reach a point where they want to deal William Nylander, the Philadelphia Flyers could be a “stealth team” in the mix to land him.
Elliotte Friedman shared that sentiment during the latest edition of 31 Thoughts: The Podcast with co-host Jeff Marek, during a longer discussion on the Flyers.
“Now the interesting thing about this is they haven’t been a team that’s been mentioned a lot with Nylander, but they could do it,” noted Friedman. “They have pieces that I think Toronto could like.
“So who have we mentioned. We’ve mentioned - if Toronto gets to this point - we’ve mentioned Los Angeles, we’ve mentioned Minnesota, Carolina definitely - they’re all over the place there - but I really do believe that a stealth team that has what Toronto would want would be the Flyers.”
Nylander remains a restricted free agent without a contract.