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04-21-2013, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Norm MacDonald View Post
This is what I'd like to see. It's not perfect, but it's all I can hope for in a vague game plan:

Buyout Briere, get rid of Bryzgalov.
Acquire a PMD via trade, using Read, Laughton and Meszaros as assets.
Draft someone like Lindholm with our high 1st. Let him develop.
Target a veteran UFA winger to replace Briere on the 2nd line.
Sign a FO specialist who can play on the PK for the 4th line.
Sign a 1B goalie for Mason.
Re-sign Gagne and Hall for cheap.
Fire Laviolette, bring in a new coach to change identity.

Hypothetical lineup:

Hartnell - Giroux - Voracek
(Morrow) - Schenn - Simmonds
(Gagne) - Couturier - Talbot
McGinn - (Gordon) - Rinaldo

Coburn - (Yandle)
Timonen - Schenn
Gustafsson - Grossmann


The toughest part is trading for a PMD, but I believe it's do-able. It really depends on what players are available and what kind of return the other teams want, and outsiders like us can only speculate what the market is like.

Also goaltending is still a gigantic question mark, but forcing a solution turns out poorly more often then not. If an opportunity presents itself (like Luongo being bought out, for instance), the Flyers need to jump on it and try their best to stabilize the position.
If I am trading Laughton and read it better be in a package for a proven #1 like weber or for #1 overall to select jones. I have no problem giving up a lot of assets for those two guys but not for yandle

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