It is the middle of the Stanley Cup Finals and the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets have just made a trade. Impending free agent Kevin Hayes has been acquired by the Flyers in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.
Hayes has not committed to signing to the Flyers, but Philadelphia has had talks with his camp in hopes of reaching a mutual agreement.
The former New York Ranger was dealt at last season's deadline to the Jets, and now finds himself in a position to possibly sign with a former division foe.
It is an intriguing move for many reasons, the first of which is the timing. You do not usually see a trade made during the Stanley Cup Finals, let alone smack in the middle of a game. It also is an interesting move by the Flyers, who could have kept their draft pick and just made a run at signing Hayes when he reached free agency on July 1st.