Flyers ‘open for business’ for trades, plus Michkov update and more from Daniel Briere

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Daniel Briere and coach John Tortorella held their final end-of-season media availabilities on Friday at the team’s training facility.

Let’s get right to the takeaways.

Has the timeline moved up?

The Flyers were better than expected this season. Does that move up their timeline to compete for a playoff spot?

“It’s a good question. It might be a little too early to really have a yes or a no answer. A lot of players have opened our eyes. Realized that they were maybe more ready than we thought,” Briere said, listing Tyson Foerster, Bobby Brink, Cam York, Travis Sanheim, Egor Zamula and Samuel Ersson.

“That’s the exciting part. I still am not quite there, as far as saying that we’re a contender. I don’t believe we’re at the point where it’s time to let some young assets go, to try to get better quicker. We’re not there yet. But there’s certainly a lot of players that have brought some optimism as far as believing that we’re…

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