Honestly... trading Hartnell and keeping Couturier would be a huge mistake. People can ***** about Hartnell all they want but the guy plays that hard in your face style that no one else does on the team. We get even more soft on offense.
To expound on my guess, I'd think it'll be Shelley and a 2nd for a prospect or something like that (if anything happens at all). Hartnell is currently pretty important to this team's forward group, and Shelley would get us back more cap relief than Lilja. We could get room and not make the team worse.
According to Capgeek, I'm not seeing Walker counting against the cap right now, unless I'm missing something...so no point trading him, I guess.
Oh, you're serious about someone trading for Jody Shelley and his 1.1m dollar cap hit?
If I had to guess on who Philly might like and who Nashville could conceivably part with, its' Roman Josi.
If not for difficulty staying healthy, he'd likely be considered a better prospect than Ryan Ellis. He's basically Ryan Suter -lite-- skates like the wind, can move the puck\QB the pp, and has a nice physical edge as well. I think he'll end up being better than countryman Sbisa when all is said and done. He's also NHL ready, but has a two way deal\waiver exempt, which might appeal to Philly.
Roman would be a good fit here. I also like Taylor Beck RW, and Gab Bourque LW.