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05-11-2013, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
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.

Streit - Schenn
Timonen - Coburn
Grossmann - Gustaffson

I mean that's ok but once you take out Timonen is get's a little hairy. I'm just saying that if you get somebody like Edler, you have an established puck-mover that you know can play top minutes. Streit might not even be a guarantee to sign.

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