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02-05-2013, 08:01 AM
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This is basically trading Mike Richards and Jeff Carter minus a 2nd round pick and a Wayne Simmonds for OEL and a 37 Y/O Forward with a terrible cap hit and 4 years left on his contract.
I'm not arguing that PHX should do it because OEL should not be traded. However the fact that this is getting laughed at is ridiculous. Shane Doan is worth more to PHX then anyone else outside of PHX that contract is a burden on a team at the cap and he's been with the same franchise forever. However Phi may have a top 10 pick this year + Brayden Schenn + Voracek is the main return we got for both of our franchise centers 2 off seasons ago. Again minus Wayne Simmonds and a 2nd round pick (flipped for Nick Grossmann).
It's laughable that OEL who isn't even a top 10 player at his position would return such a bounty.
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Yet Flyer fans think Couturier is worth ridiculous things despite the fact that he's not even a #2 center ATM. OEL IS the Coyotes' best d-man (IMO) and unless their forced too, they have absolutely no reason to trade him for such an underpayment. Even if they were forced too, they could get a better offer. I'd say if they even considered an offer from Philly, it would start with Couturier and then Philly would have to add.
Oh and Schenn's value is lower than it was when he was traded for Richards.
Don't know why anyone would justify this trade. It's absolutely terrible for the Coyotes and they wouldn't do it in a million years.
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