xogfog mentions trading Hayes and, combined with JVR off the books, should allow for the signing of a more premium F to add to the mix.
IMO that should be a C since we do not know what will happen with Couts, will (hopefully) need to fortify the position after Hayes is moved and do not know if Frost can push for the #2 C job.
The alternative would be a premier D since I'd also work hard to move Risto and DeAngelo and maybe Provorov although I'm higher on him than many other fans. With the pipeline producing York this year and hopefully Zamula and Attard next, we should have options for #4-6 of the D corps, but still need that #1 which would allow Provorov to play with that person or slide down to the 2nd pair.
I guess I'm more optimistic about the state of the team, but rebuilding over 1-2 more years is definitely necessary. If Hayes, Risto, DeAngelo can be moved and that money used effectively to bring in a better C and/or D, that should help move the ball forward.
I love our G situation; it is the height of irony that when the Flyers finally have good goalie options, the rest of the team is in transition. I keep Hart and Ersson; better to have two guys pushing each other instead of signing another vet retread to back up.