Thread: Speculation: Flyers Interested in Bobby Ryan
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12-01-2009, 01:26 PM
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mikedifr
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Originally Posted by Lomark View Post
You might be right about there being better packages for Carter out there. Maybe I'm underestimating his value around the NHL. I just don't feel he is good enough to be a centerpiece in a cup aspiring team. Maybe as a scorer on the wing in a less important role. He will always put up good numbers. I was just speculating about the best way to obtain Ryan. He is a great talent and would not come cheap. I agree with you that Hartnell is very important and I'd rather move Carter than the Hartnell/Coburn package someone suggested..

My point was; although the Richards/Carter tandem is good, we should focus on depth as the top teams have better offensive top end talent. Thornton/Heatley, Crosby/Malkin, Ovechkin/Bäckström Datsyuk/Zetterberg etc..
Honestly, I think this team is deadline tinkering (and health) away from being a cup contender from a player standpoint.....I think the issue is more coaching and systemic.

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