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10-31-2012, 11:48 PM
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Flyers need a good Mobile offensive defensemen to replace Carle.
Mac is a 20 goal scorer that is defensively responsible. Brayden Schenn, Brier, and Giroux will prevent Couturier from playing in the top 6 in the near future. Philly is in a win now stage, they can't afford to wait another 4 years for couturier to develop. While Gardiner is good right now and fills an organizational need. IMO i would do it.
Considering that i am willing to trade Gardiner, i don't think i am as biased as some Leafs fans. And Couturier's value is really his potential and his two way play. He hasn't proven yet that he can be anything more than a 2nd line shutdown Center. While Gardiner hasn't proved that he can be anything more than a top 4 OFD, he is still young and defense will improve with time, just like how couturier can develop offensive skill with time.
If not Mac, then name a foward that philly is interested in. The centerpiece is Gardiner.
The Flyers need a #1 shut-down defenseman like Phaneuf. They don't need another player like Matt Carle. The only thing he was good for was the PP. Unless Phaneuf is in the offer, Couturier is off the table.
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