Philly in need of blue line help
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01-27-2013, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by
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How this silly fallacy continues to get perpetuated is beyond me. The supposed trade (not even fact... rumor) was Schenn + Couturier ++. Secondly, this was after the ridiculous offer sheet was extended. The Flyers rightfully believed that it increased their leverage to have that offer sheet as the alternative to making a reasonable trade.
The Flyers would trade a Couturier (and add some +) to that for a Weber, Pietrangelo, Doughty, etc. Those players simply are not available.
Continuing to insist that Couturier is untouchable makes Flyer fans look stupid. That said, trading him for another #3/4 defender does nothing at all to improve the team either. We're swimming in those kinds of guys and need some semblance of a number 1 to slot everyone out better.
Thank you for saying this! There was never any proof that the Preds insisted on BSchenn and Couturier, it was all speculation that was repeated often enough to be accepted as fact. They gambled with the offer sheet and lost.
We need more than 1 dman at this point, all our dmen are either weak or in their declining years with the exception of Coburn. Hamilton probably should have been drafted instead of Couturier but he wouldn't be a difference maker right now.
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