Converting Our forward Depth Into Dman
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04-15-2012, 12:44 PM
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Inno, maybe Im one of the few that see's that JVR might be traded this offseason. Homer may look at it like this. If we make a decent run with the offense we currently have, trading JVR for a defenseman (or even a top 5-10 pick+prospect) could benefit the team more. We had the 2nd best offense in the league when JVR played half the season and didnt look so good. After hearing Jagr talk, I am fairly confident he is coming back for one more season no matter what so the forwards we have now are. Giroux, Jagr, Hartnell, Briere, Simmonds, Schenn, Couturier, Read, Voracek, Talbot, Rinaldo Wellwood, Shelly (blah). Thats still a pretty strong forward deph....
I know some people here still think he is going to be a franchise forward, but I (obviously) dont, and think the need for a younger defender would be more beneficial. The 1st 10 picks this season has somewhere along the lines of 5 defenders who have franchise or even 1-2 defensive potential. Obviously it might not happen, but it worked last season with Couturier where some people here (who now love him) complained that trading Carter for draft picks (and a player) was stupid cause it wont help us now. Well Couturier is now a main player on the team. There are some defenders (like Ceci) who are NHL ready and can contribute next season if necessary.
We could also trade JVR for a defender around his age who has similar "potential" that JVR has but hasnt reached it or might not reach it like JVR. Timonen is getting older and is slowing down little by little. I think it would be important to find his replacement soon. Coburn and Grossmann will be on this team for the next few years (thankfully). Meszaros has really struggled this season so you have to be careful trusting that he will rebound next season.
And to the people saying there wont be a change, I cant remember the last time the Flyers didnt overhaul 2 or more players off of their current roster (or added players) Even the season where we went to the cup finals we had some changes that offseason. Snider doesnt allow failure and makes sure Homer makes changes to try and prevent that the next season.
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