REPORT: Flyers Will Make "Legit Attempt" to Part Ways With Jake Voracek


Jake Voracek's decade-long run in Philadelphia appears to be approaching its end. Sportsnet reported/NHL Network Insider Elliotte Friedman wrote his final thoughts on the 2020-21 NHL season, which included some hearsay from executives and other front office personnel from across the NHL.

In his article, he specifically mentions that the Flyers and Voracek have an understanding that a divorce is likely to happen this offseason. The team is expected to keep Voracek off of their protection list for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, and will allow the Kraken the possibility of selecting him. If the Kraken claim someone else from Philadelphia, then Chuck Fletcher will make an attempt to trade him.


Though Friedman makes it clear there is still a possibility of Voracek returning next season, the Flyers sound like they are on board for a roster shakeup that fans have been begging for, and moving Voracek's heavy contract (three years left at $8.25AAV) would certainly qualify as a shakeup.


There's also another nugget of Flyers news in the article which would tie-in to the roster shakeup -- With no commitment from Jones for a long-term contract, the Flyers, as of now, will not be in on the Seth Jones blockbuster sweepstakes.


Voracek currently resides with the 10th-most games played (727), 18th-most goals (177), 5th-most assists (427), and 10th-most points (604) in Flyers history.

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