The Rumours and Speculation Thread #4
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05-11-2013, 01:23 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Well we need a puck-moving dman that can play top pairing minutes, so I don't know how you expect to get one.
THE FLYERS ARE NOT GETTING A NO. 1 DMAN. NOBODY IS GOING TO TRADE ONE AT A REASONABLE PRICE.
Time to move on from that dream. What they need to do is stock up on no. 2s and 3s that are all defensively responsible and reliable.
We have Timonen right now.
We have Gustafsson right now.
Neither are #1 defense but...
You go hard after Streit in the offseason.
You continue to develop Gostisbehere.
And you draft a defenseman high in this draft and next year.
Also, I'm not saying that Gus is going to be a #1 defenseman, but I really think his ability to carry minutes is going to be solid through his prime. Some people around here underestimate him substantially. He's not Timonen, but I have him penciled into our top 4 starting next year.
If you see the Flyers follow the model I just demonstrated, they will have no problems with their defense for years to come.
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