Coburn and Carle as UFAs
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06-07-2011, 04:17 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Originally Posted by
Giroux tha Damaja
Briere has an NMC and is settled here with children on a team with a good chance of success. Leino is a free agent. JVR, Giroux, Carter....probably not going anywhere. Obviously moving Nodle or Carcillo or any of the role players is of minimal impact.
We could move a Hartnell or Versteeg and then try to get a cheaper option, but who is that player? Adam Hall's name has come up and I am a fan. I don't love the idea of moving Hartnell (he brings a lot to the table besides points, which he is usually in the top 5 in on the team anyway). And the idea of trading Versteeg for what we'd get for him after giving a third and a first makes me want to punch something (besides the idea of him healthy on Richards' wing still interests me). I'd rather leave the offense alone and deal one of Carle or Coburn and accept a downgrade at D to make room for the new goalie. Of the two, as said, Carle is my preference. Not that I don't like Carle, he's a good player.
Why would you rather leave the offense alone? Even if the Flyers don't resign Leino and trade Versteeg, they still have as much offense as most teams do.
They have two 37 year old defenseman, one coming off major back surgery. If Pronger has issues recovering, and isn't ready to start the Season, and you trade Carle, then your top 4 is Timonen, Coburn, Meszaros, and who? And if Pronger is healthy, your still looking at a situation of overplaying Timonen and Pronger and wearing them down through the Season. And if another guy gets a significant injury, then your back in the same situation. Taking into account all of the factors involved, trading a defenseman is a mistake in my opinion.
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