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03-20-2013, 09:56 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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I think including Bishop in these deals is clouding things for Philly. Instead of addressing two needs at once, do it one at a time. Our Dmen are the center pieces in these deals, so
Cowen for Simmonds is fair (but as one mentioned it remains to be seen how Cowen plays after his injury)
For Vorachek, it would have to be Cowen+, the + has to be something major (like a 1st, or Wiercioch), maybe more.
I think you are a little light on your valuations of both players.
Theoretically, I think a healthy Cowen could be the lead asset in a package for Simmonds (as an intellectual excercise), but I don't believe it is something that would interest the Flyers. Cowen just projects too similarly to Coburn, and we've already got two pure defensive guys (Schenn and Grossmann). Simmonds is a guy who combines 25-30 goal production with some of the intangibles that a guy like Neil brings, and he's still quite young. He's a crucial piece for the Flyers moving forward.
Voracek is probably the second most valuable asset on the team at this point after Giroux. (I think the Schenn brothers as a combination are more untouchable, simply because they would likely have to be moved together), but Voracek is our only pure top-line winger and the only player who naturally projects to that role. He's simply not movable for any package Ottawa would realistically offer, including a Cowen + + package. It's basically a non-starter.
I think most Flyers fans consider Bishop an appealing piece, and if Ottawa decides to shop him for rentals / short-term solutions, the Flyers might be a good fit.
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