By Jenny Masters
Flyers players met with the media Saturday as they cleared out their lockers following a disappointing season.
And it sounds like two Flyers wouldn’t mind leaving Philly.
Giana Han of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Kevin Hayes described the season as a weird one.
The 31-year-old center has three years remaining on his contract with a cap hit just above $7M per season, but he believes the organization turned the page on him midseason. Hayes was leading the team in scoring early in the year and was named to the All-Star Game. However, his role was reduced following his All-Star appearance as younger players were given bigger roles with the team struggling.
Hayes mentioned he believes he will learn his fate around the NHL Draft, implying he thinks a trade could be on the horizon.
Also in Philly, Charlie O’Connor of The Athletic reports winger James van Riemsdyk was disappointed he did not get traded at the deadline, as he was left to play out the final year of his contract on a rebuilding Flyers roster. Then-general manager Cliff Fletcher stated shortly after the trade deadline that there was no interest at all in JVR, but the Flyers skater seems to believe that is not entirely true and was frustrated that the team would not send him to a contending team, even for a small return in a trade.