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07-07-2012, 05:34 PM
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I think you are correct that it is far from a lock that he'll sign here, but I also don't think the Flyers are a much improved team if you trade valuable pieces from the roster and a bunch of picks for him. For example if you trade Coburn and Couturier for him are you any closer to the Cup? I don't think so. He's an upgrade on Coburn, but the rest of your defense remains iffy (especially after Kimmo is done) and you're losing one of your most valuable forwards on top of it.
They are much better going to UFA and hope they land one or more of Weber, Enstrom, Edler, Vlasic.
That's why I would be happy to see them go the offer sheet route. 4 (probably late) 1st round picks stings a lot less than Coburn, Couturier, + going back in a trade. And if Nashville matches he is guaranteed to hit UFA in a year anyway.
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