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06-07-2011, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Giroux tha Damaja View Post
Regarding what the fanbase thinks: you're not talking to the whole fanbase, you're talking to me. And I'm not a fickle person, I'm rational and I have explained my reasoning. I still like that the Flyers are a deep defensive team. I also like that they're a deep offensive team. Why do you want to trade away all our offensive depth I said from the get-go that they shouldn't be going out of their way to deal defense, but if a fair deal came along to address a need (really goal tending is the one thing I could be talking about here) then they should do it. Getting a very good goalie is going to make ALL your defensemen look better, and would be worth the risk of increased liability to multiple injuries.
I didn't intend to direct the fickle comment towards you. My apologies if it seemed that way. In my opinion they should try and get a good Goalie and keep the D depth. And trading a D man such as Carle should be a last resort.

Originally Posted by Giroux tha Damaja View Post
"UFA/Some Coburn" means I would split the third pairing duties with Bartulis between Coburn and whoever they sign to replace O'Donnell.
So Coburn is going to play on one of the top pairs and on the 3rd pair. Coburn, if the Flyers trade a defensman other than him, is going to be playing 20 minutes plus on a top pair. I don't see how he also plays on a 3rd pairing. Unless I'm misunderstanding what your saying here.

Originally Posted by Giroux tha Damaja View Post
Regardless of how likely you think they may be (and they're not astronomically unlikely, I concede), your scenarios are just that, scenarios a.k.a. "what-ifs". You're asking me things like "What if the team loses half of their top four defense men?" Seriously? They're going to struggle, just like every other team in the league. Hopefully your goal tending and offense pick you up a bit until you get healthy again. The season is 82 games long, that's just the way **** goes.
I'd rather instead of having your offense pick you up, rely on your defensive depth which they have if they don't trade a defensman.

The scenarios I proposed are very realistic and should be considered in the off season game plan in my opinion. Bill Meltzer has also echoed these thoughts and scenarios in a recent blog he wrote.

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