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05-15-2013, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by GoneFullHolmgren View Post
I really like Jake, but if dealing him is required to land a #1 defenseman then you have to do it. I am frightened to think what the defense looks like when Timonen retires. Actually I dont want to think about it.
The biggest problem is that every team in the league knows the Flyers are going to be on the hunt for defensemen, so you can bet the asking price will be incredibly high. If Jake is the asking price for a guy like Edler or Shattenkirk, they need to step away. The Flyers are better off drafting a defenseman and then letting him develop.

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