The ability to take on a bad contract in the short-term could also net them some talent.
And you can still draft well in the teens and 20s. They just didn't manage to do it enough for a long time (but, over the years: Carter/Richards 11/24, Steve Downie 29, Giroux 22, Laughton 20) while also blowing some of the easy ones.
And listen, if we now buy into the Flyers' narrative Cutter is a selfish left wing, and therefore not as big a loss as if he's a high-character center. We'll see. A big rental this year, no, but some pieces in 2025 and 2026 as the team takes shape pre-Michkov? Sure.
Trading one of the goalies would also get you a lot. Having two goalies is pretty important in today's NHL too but they have a lot of 'em in the pipeline too.