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07-24-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
Have you noticed that the flyers have Talbot, Fedetenko, Hartnell and Voracek for wingers.

Have you also noticed that the biggest defensive prospect the NHL has seen in years will be our 2/3rd line centre. Not to mention a "mike richards clone" Schenn will be sitting in either 2/3 center position.

But yeah, they don't value defense...........
Talbot is a boss, I agree.
Fedetenko? You havent even seen him play in our system yet. Hartnell is good defensively, but not great.
Voracek shows promise, but is still young and inconsistent.
Couturier is a Boss, and hopefully Schenn develops well.

My point is just that Holmgren had Zero problem shipping out Richards and Carter last year and rolling the dice and leaving a big hole in our roster, lacking strong defensive forwards, outside of Talbot and Hartnell. Couturier being a boss makes it look better now, but he should never have banked on a 18 year old to take such a huge role.

My point: I would not trade Couturier, as his defensive game makes a perfect compliment to Giroux, but I wouldn't bank on Holmgren thinking the same way. Hopefully he doesnt trade him though

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