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01-05-2013, 05:41 PM
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I wouldn't trade Cooter for Seth Jones (not a knock on Seth Jones).

-His defensive IQ will only improve and it is very high already. You can expect it his entire career (barring injury).
-He is almost a PPG player in the AHL right now. Given his pedigree, I would only expect him to buck the normal 70% shave off from juniors to NHL (2 years-96 points each). I would easily put him in the 40 point player range next year as the FLOOR for his talent level, which still has four years to scale offensively (I'm not worried about him defensively) before you even hit his prime.
-He had 13 goals and 27 points last year used in the way he was.

I like Seth Jones, but I like Cooter more.

Already defensively where he needs to be, then you get the upside of his emerging offense.

You could end up easily with a defensive stud that can be a 25-30 goal Selke caliber capable of 60-70 points a year. With G being small, having him and Schenn in the middle of the ice will be monstrous for the Flyers.

I would rather the Flyers do their homework and build without selling legitimate assets.

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