The Rumours and Speculation Thread #4
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05-13-2013, 11:53 AM
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Location: central NH
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Agreed. That's why the Flyers need to bite the bullet and draft a defenseman that can be groomed to be a number one defenseman. The thought that the Flyers can acquire some other team's number 2 or 3 guy and immediately insert them as the number one guy here won't ever work. It makes no sense what so ever to give up a ton of assets to acquire said defender and only have him bomb in the number one role here.
If a deal is made for Yandle, it's because Yandle will be used as a number 3 guy here. He'll be the ideal puck moving defenseman that's needed for the second pairing and run the power play. It still doesn't address what will happen with Timonen when he's gone and it's just another lateral move that still has the same hole in the lineup.
Honestly, the Flyers need to suck it up this year and draft a defenseman. Even if a guy like Shinkaruk is still on the board, you move down to draft a defenseman and acquire more assets along the way.
Thats not going to happen. We may very well draft a defenseman, but Snider is an impatient old man. He will do what ever it takes to get a top pairing guy and if he has to deal Couturier, Laughton, Cousins and the 11th overall he will. He doesnt care. Even its a mind boggling stupid move (see the Bryz fiasco) he will do it.
The Flyers are either going to overpay via trade or they are going to give someone like Streit 2 million more then hes worth per year. its going to happen IMO
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