Thread: Proposal: Kessel to Flyers
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01-11-2013, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by capitalsrock View Post
Homerism at it's best. This is hilarious. 3rd/4th liner for 1st liner.
It's more of a matter of what the player brings to the team. I understand why Philly fans wouldn't want to do this. Barring some serious dip in offensive output, they have really no issues at the top-six LW/RW positions going forward with Hartnell, Voracek, Simmonds locked up long-term, and with Read and Wellwood looking like they could be solid 3rd liners, maybe even 2nd liners. Yes, they are not offensive juggernauts, but with Giroux probably producing like a madman and Schenn projected to be pretty good as a 2nd line pivot (and much happier since he's playing with his brother), I don't see Philly's offensive output being an issue since each of those players is good for 20+ goals, if not more. Hence, I don't see them having an imperative need now for a scoring winger now and deal away a young elite defensive pivot (projected) so prematurely to acquire one.

To summarize, it's not as simplistic as a "3rd/4th liner for a 1st liner," as you put it.

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