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Why Flyers will remain competitive after selling at trade deadline

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With the NHL’s trade deadline coming on March 8, the Philadelphia Flyers are in a bit of a pickle. Jamie Drysdale’s injury will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks, Rasmus Ristolainen is week-to-week, Travis Konecny is still missing from the lineup, and there are only 22 games left in the season. The Flyers’ top forwards has been, well, not good in recent games. For a team that’s likely to sell defensemen and depth forwards? That’s just not a good scenario to be in.

The Flyers are clinging onto their playoff hopes as the results continue to be mixed. Four teams are trailing them with 60 or more points to the Flyers’ 69. It is a tight race, especially with them having the most games played among them. Very likely, it will continue to be a tight race down to Game 82.

If the Flyers choose to sell at the trade deadline, they’re making a big sacrifice — they’re putting the playoffs on the line. But just how great is that sacrifice? It might not be as bad as it seems.

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