PHILADELPHIA, PA – MARCH 03: Carter Hart #79 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the Minnesota Wild at the Wells Fargo Center on March 3, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Trade for a Potential Superstar Goalie
The Flyers are coming off a disaster of a season.
They had a ton of hype for Carter Hart, and he let them down.
But he’s 23, and he has a very reasonable 2 x $3.9 million cap hit.
He’s also a classic “Change of Scenery ” player with a ton of talent.
Does Jack Campbell and a first get this done? What about a couple of prospects thrown in?
I obviously have no clue what it would cost, but this seems like the kind of “buy low” opportunity that doesn’t come around too often.
If the Leafs stick with Campbell, I have no problem with that. I really, really like Jack Campbell, and I honestly wonder if, given the mercurial nature of the position, it’s ever worth spending the assets to get a goalie.
But Hart let’s you split the difference. He’s talented, has an incredibly high ceiling, a reasonable contract and is really young. But he’s struggled to the point were the team he plays for might actually want out of that deal.
And, since the Flyers are the team that game Rasmus Ristolainen a long-term deal, you know they are a poorly run team who can be taken advantage of.
If I am running the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carter Hart is my top off-season priority.