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02-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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There's no guarantee the Flyers would even have picked Carlson with that pick.
Bit loose to link the JVR deal and the Eminger trade. Pronger's injury is surely the biggest catalyst of that?
It's really loose and a lot of bad luck goes through it.
But we're still searching for a #1 defenseman. Let's say we get that Carlson pick-up.
We now have Carlson and Sbisa working within our defense. How much pressure is there to pick up Pronger?
Without picking up Pronger you save two more 1st round picks to use at your discretion, possibly on defense.
If you have a strong defense (there was never a Pronger so Pronger's injury doesn't affect you. you also have Sbisa and Carlson; both younger/healthier), you don't need to throw the kitchen sink of draft picks at Weber, and upon failing that, you certainly don't need to trade JVR for LSchenn.
Causality is tricky and certainly not guaranteed. As loose at it is though, you can see how us taking Carlson at that one spot changes our team incredibly.......or it doesn't and we throw him AND Sbisa to get Pronger. Who knows?
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