Thread: Rumor: Trade #5 Bryan Allen
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02-01-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
What's worrisome about Allen is that he's had his knee surgically repaired a number of times now and he's definitely lost a step or two along the way. Now, the good news is that he's averaging about 19 minutes a night, which makes for a great third pairing defender. If the Flyers are going to go with a top four of Timonen, Coburn, Carle and Meszaros, then yeah, Allen fits right in and can be paired with a guy like Gustafsson who can roam a bit more. Not sure if Bourdon would be a great fit with Allen though.
Those knees would be my main concern as well. I've really liked Allen previously, but he's definitely lost a step the past few seasons. He is a warrior though, and I think I would prefer him over someone like Gill at this point. I wouldn't pay much to get him though.

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