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01-21-2012, 08:51 AM
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Actually think that makes him more tradable....And how's that a horrible idea, our D is weak and soft and we will be embarrassed again in the play-offs as we get pushed around by the Bruins and Rangers.
well that just means the flyers would have to give up a lot more to get him IF thats true. either way flyers will lose out on a deep draft and the problem with the D is that the forwards don't do nearly enough. bringing in gleason and gill will def help but not as much as you would think imo. center ice position (which is has the most defensive responsibilities) for the flyers is G, Briere, Schenn and Coots. G's line has struggled offensively as well as defensively, Briere flat out sucks on D (which is a big reason why i think he should be moved to the wing), Schenn is still young and gets out muscled in his own zone often (which is ok since he's still young), Coots is one of our best defensive forwards but he only sees the ice for 12 min a game. Sure plyers like talbot and jake are good in there own zone but they can only do so much. I think the flyers need to work on playing TEAM defense and while acquisitions like gleason, gill or beauchemin will help they are individuals and when you consider the teams defensive problems like the lack of back checking by the forwards or the constant turnovers by both the D and forwards i don't see how they could possibly make that much of a difference. like will getting gleason and beauchemin make the forwards do a better job in there own zone or stop the constant turnovers. idk i just don't think that it's worth losing the picks who could turn into something (like a good D-man) or be used to acquire a true #1 d-man in the offseason. imo gill would be enough (probably only cost the flyers a 2nd rounder) then the team could concentrate on playing better hockey as a five man unit which i believe is the key to their success. i didn't mean to be rude or offend you with the "horrible idea" comment its just my opinion.
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