Draft day: Couturier to MTL for Seth Jones
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01-14-2013, 03:36 PM
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Big fan of Couturier, but the Flyers would be nuts to pass on this offer if it was tabled.
It's easier to find a big, two-way center to play behind Giroux than it is to potentially replace Pronger for the next 15 years.
Edit: To expand on this, Couturier's often compared to a young Jordan Staal. If, at any time after drafting him, the Penguins were offered, say, Doughty for Staal, I'd have been livid if Shero didn't jump at the chance. That's basically what's being proposed here. And Jones even fits a more immediate and long-term need for the Flyers. They'd be dealing from a position of strength to fill a position of weakness. Holmgren would be very unwise to decline this hypothetical trade, imo.
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