Thread: News Article: Ryan hopes to be traded to Flyers
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07-12-2012, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
Semin. Ryan. I thought we were trying to improve our team defense and ability to play the coaches system (hard working forecheck style). Not sure these guys are what I was thinking.

Guys who I think play well in this system: Giroux, Read, Voracek, Talbot, Wellwood, Hartnell, Schenn, Couturier, Rinaldo (sans penalties), Sestito (see Rinaldo)
Guys who didn't last year: JVR, Jagr, Briere, Simmonds

JVR and Jagr gone. Good news to me. Simmonds has two way potential. Briere moved to wing makes his lack of D less of a concern. IMO, You bring in Rick Nash or Shane Done. Huge improvement to the team (O and D). You bring in Bobby Ryan or Alex Semin, + on O - on D.

Why would Semin be a negative on D again? Especially compared to Nash or Doan, who will be slower of foot for a team that wants to play a high-tempo pressure game?

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