Rumors keep Flyers on edge as deadline looms

“I prefer to play and I prefer to play and stay here,” Meszaros said. “[Wednesday] is the trade deadline and I’m not looking for anything. I want to be here right now, do my job and play. What will happen, will happen. Everybody wants to play all the time. It was tough this year for me, I know that. I still like it here. I really enjoy being here with the guys. It’s going to be interesting [Wednesday].”

Meszaros said he’s not worried about what might happen. He doesn’t think about it.

However, Boston is in dire need of a veteran physical defensemen. Essentially, the Bruins have a top four and couple younger players or rookies after that. They have serious interest in Meszaros.

Things are a little different for 22-year old center Brayden Schenn, who is one of several younger Flyers who would likely be sent elsewhere if any kind of impact player were acquired.

It’s no secret the Vancouver Canucks are shopping center Ryan Kesler, who turns 30 this summer and has two years left on a deal with a $5 million cap hit.

The Canucks reportedly are asking quite a bit for Kesler, including a young center and first-round pick in return, plus a prospect.

The Flyers, who once gave Kesler an offer sheet in the Bob Clarke Era only to have it matched, are already overloaded in centers.