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04-18-2013, 11:54 AM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
Hainsey is just a solid veteran 3-4 guy but I think there is great value in pairing someone like that with Luke Schenn while he continues to develop. Coburn has shown flashes of great defensive play when he was paired with a steady veteran partner but falls apart when he is the lead guy. I am not saying Schenn is Coburn, but why chance it. You could also pair Hainsey with Coburn and improve his play. Hainsey has done a good job helping out Bogosian.

The Flyers are about to begin the process of bringing in young defensemen into the lineup, like Gostibehere and hopefull their 1st rd pick this year. Timonen is leaving after next season. Having a steady guy to mentor young defensemen is never a bad thing to have. Coburn can't do and Luke is still too young.
I think Grossmann can be that guy as well.

I understand what you're saying, but I just don't see that as adding up to a case to pay Hainsey $5+ over 3+ years (which I think we all agree is what it would take, given the UFA market). It just creates too many problems going forward, with a marginal return.

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