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02-19-2013, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
Alzner isn't what the Flyers need. He won't fill the role of that puck mover that we need to replace Timonen eventually. Carlson's trade value is at its lowest point right now. I think they hold out and see if he can turn it around to the player that he was looking like when he first came into the league. Green is their most talented defenseman and a guy that they've put a lot of time into dealing with his injuries and defensive deficiencies. I highly doubt they move him now that he's seemed to put it all together.

If the Flyers want a number one, they'll have to do it through the draft like most of the league does. In the meantime they'll probably have to find a stop gap guy like Bouwmeester to be the guy until a prospect develops into that role.
This seems to be a common misconception around here...that top defenders are developed, not traded for/signed. While it is more cost-effective to develop your own #1, a lot of the top defenders in the league have been signed as UFAs or traded for. There are lot of young defensemen out there with #1 POTENTIAL, but that doesn't mean they will ever develop into that or that they will stay with their current team.

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