Thread: Proposal: Oilers/Flyers/Coyotes
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12-14-2012, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by DesertDawg View Post
Hanzal on the Oilers' 3rd line? He was the #1 center for the team that made it to the conference finals! Talk about undervaluing a player...

The shortsightedness of the OP in valuing the Coyote's needs by trading their #1 center, a position that the Coyotes have a need to strengthen. Or that the Flyers would be willing to trade Couturier and Simmonds for a rookie. Or what that #1 draft pick will mean (could be the best player involved or valued as a through in).
Pheonix has no legitimate number one scoring center. Hanzal is great at what he does, but he`s not a number one center on any other team. Basically, you`re only argument is whether or not he`s better than Coutourier, and at this point he`s proven more, but most teams would probably give the younger player with more offensive upside the better offensive time, and would give the more reliable defensive player the shut down, own zone time. So I don`t see how having Hanzal as the Oilers 3rd line center is so ridiculous.

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