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Flyers trade rumors: We might get a blockbuster involving the No. 1 draft pick

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This could happen. Maybe it won't. At least it's fun!

Mitchell Leff

The Flyers are definitely interested in the No. 1 overall pick. Reports from beat writers based in both Philadelphia and Florida this afternoon indicate that Ron Hextall is strong in his desire to acquire that choice from the Panthers, which would allow him to select stud defenseman Aaron Ekblad. (Assuming Ekblad is atop their board, of course.)

I mean, if you could get the No. 1 pick and get rid of Vincent Lecavalier in one fell swoop...

We've been hearing about this for about two weeks now. The Flyers are certainly not the only team interested, though. There are also reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs have offered a package centering around our old friend James van Riemsdyk that would bring Toronto the No. 1 overall selection. No word if the Panthers are biting on that though.

Stay tuned. It's going to be a fun night.