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05-11-2013, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
Is Edler truly good enough defensively to mend the hole made by trading Couturier? I wager he isn't. Edler is just another one of those players we already have enough of...a top 4 guy who isn't a true number 1. We already have plenty of those. We don't need to trade people to get another. We don't need to gut the forward group's defensive play to do it, either.
you also have to consider asset allocation. How much are you going to pay Coots to be a third line center? Will he reach his potential as a 3rd line center.

I am not saying make a Sharp type trade but if you fill a position of need on d and fill in for coots with a smaller drop off in Laughton then it only makes sense.

I like Edler and Yandle but I would like to get a better 2 way dman for Coots even of it means not getting as much of an offensive dman.

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