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04-09-2013, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Beegoalie View Post
This is why your not an NHL GM. Coyle is a proven NHL forward and is a guarantee. We know his baseline already and he has crazy potential. Larsson was an unknown. Center or not the idea of trading Coyle before Larsson would be organizational suicide.

Larsson wasn't going to make this team for the next 2-3 years and stick in the top 9. For that to happen someone else had to come out. So we moved him and got Pominville. Get over it.
Haha, and I see why you're not one either. Coyle has proven nothing. In fact the only thing he's proving is mediocrity considering the golden playing opportunity handed to him. Larsson outperformed him offensively in Houston. It wouldn't be hard to outperform Coyle in the NHL. And Larsson is a center that can play a physical, 2-way game. Coyle is too slow to play center or be more than a NHL 2-line winger. Larsson was desperately needed in this organization considering the age and mediocrity of the NHL centers.

You know how bad Coyle has been offensively this year? Statistically Torrey Mitchell and Cal Clutterbuck are as good offensively as Coyle, and that's with them playing on the grind line versus the first line.

Originally Posted by J22 View Post
Coyle has much better potential to be a 2nd line center than Larsson does. There is nothing in Coyle's game to suggest he couldnt play center if needed.
He's too slow right now to be an effective center. He doesn't even play the game like a center. He's a perimeter player.

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