Philadelphia Flyers' Five Most Expendable Players

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Philadelphia Flyers' Five Most Expendable Players

It's no secret that the Flyers have been having struggles lately. Despite winning three straight, the Flyers' horrible losing skid is still a vivid reality in the minds of Flyers' fans.

Losing 11 of 14 games normally wouldn't be a cause for major alarm, but the ways in which the Flyers were losing games over that span has caused the rumor mill to churn at full speed.

While there are a number of Flyers that fans and media in Philadelphia would like to see go, not all of these players are truly effective trade bait. After all, a trade is only as good as the marginal improvement that it brings to an organization.

While dealing overpaid or struggling players would be great, other teams don't want these players any more than the Flyers do.

That being the case, sometimes the best players to trade are the players that would be the most difficult to part with. Again, the key to trading is improving the team—not necessarily getting rid of players who are undesirable. You want to deal assets that you have a relatively small amount of need for compared to what you're getting in return.

Keeping this in mind, let's look at the five most expendable Flyers, based on their trade value compared to their value to the team—not just on how skilled they are. Let's kick it off with No. 5...

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