Thread: Proposal: Canucks - Flyers
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08-01-2012, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MISC View Post

Philly desperately needs to address the defensive core of this team. Edler will replace a much needed high end d-man who can QB a PP and log 22-24min.
This is really being overblown. Anyone who thinks:

Grossmann - Coburn
Timonen - Schenn
Meszaros - Gervais
Lilja/Gustafsson/Bourdon/Manning/Lauridsen

is a horrible defense is wrong. Is it championship caliber? Questionable. Did the Devils and Kings have a championship caliber defense on paper? The Devils did not, the Kings you could make an argument either way...both played great systems. Flyers need a commitment and execution by their defenders more than they actually need more defenders...

Flyers made a Stanley Cup run with:

Timonen - Coburn
Carle - Pronger
Parent - Krajicek

even w/o Pronger, I'd take our 2012 defense over our 2010 defense.

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