Snider Talks about Bryzgalov; Paul Holmgren “has to focus on the defense first.”
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05-30-2012, 01:26 PM
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I could very easily see the Flyers not doing a complete overhaul to the D, but doing something like partnering up an offensive d-man with a defensive d-man. For instance, say they sign Barret Jackman. You could put Jackman on a pairing with Timonen, where Timonen would be the offensive guy and Jackman is the defensive guy. That could save a lot of wear and tear on Timonen. You can then keep Grossmann and Coburn together, where Coburn would be able to play in a more offensive role (people often forget that in Coburn's first full season in Philadelphia, he scored 36 points and seemed to be on his way to becoming a solid offensive contributor). The third pairing, the Flyers could then use Meszaros and then sign a guy like Scott Hannan and you've got your third pair of an offensive d-man with a stay at home d-man. I look at that D and there's no reason to believe that that isn't a very capable D group.
Jackman - Timonen
Grossmann - Coburn
Meszaros - Hannan
It could be worthwhile investigating it.
This D severely lacks mobility and puck moving.
People will wish Carle back at the 20-game-mark with this kind of D.
Imo Timonen won't play be a huge factor next season, so we need someone else who can a) move the puck b) quarterback the PP c) anchor the PK d) play excellent D.
Suter is does everything and while I think Weber would be the best possible acquisition to make with Pronger out from regarding being tough to play against I think Suter makes more sense.
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