NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reports the Flyers have two scouts at the Vancouver Canucks-Minnesota Wild game tonight in Vancouver.
It is always interesting to see how teams are distributing scouts across the NHL and why. But this one is of particular as it comes on the heels of a report that the Flyers were interested in Canucks defenseman Alex Edler and Canucks' center Ryan Kesler.
dler, who turns 28 in April, has five goals and 10 assists in 45 games so far this season. The 6'4", 220 lbs. defenseman signed a six-year, $30 million contract prior to this season so he is locked up through the 2018-19 season with a cap hit of $5 million.
Kesler, 29, was a target of the Flyers back in 2006 when they signed the young center to a $1.9 million offer sheet but the Canucks ultimately matched. The 6'2", 202 lbs. center has 20 goals and 18 assists in 60 games this season. He has topped the 20-goal mark in every 82-game season dating back to 2007-08. He is signed through 2015-16 with a $5 million cap hit.
A deal for either would likely begin at Brayden Schenn and go from there.
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