NHL Rumors XV: Sweeten the Pot for No. 1, Flyers Names Floated, Havlat Buyout
- Updated: June 27, 2014
- Nick Kypreos: The Panthers are sitting on decent offers, but would like teams to sweeten the pot for the first overall pick. One offer is believed to be from a mid-range team, possibly the Flyers?
- George Richards: Speculation, but one Philly source thinks the asking for the first overall pick is too high for the Flyers. They are still looking to move up.
- George Richards: Flyers names floated out there regarding the first overall pick were Brayden and Luke Schenn, Matt Read, Wayne Simmonds and Vinny Lecavalier. The Flyers are also interested in Eric Gudbranson.
- Tim Panaccio: Flyers GM Ron Hextall is targeting Aaron Ekblad. May need to pull off multiple moves to get to him.
- George Richards: Word is the Canucks are out of the running for the first overall. Canucks had offered Jason Garrison. Panthers think Aaron Ekblad is a better option.
- Kevin Kurn: Sharks will use a compliance buyout out Martin Havlat.