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05-16-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by duffy9748 View Post
With the re-allignment coming, I don't think it would be smart to deal Couturier when the team will be facing Crosby, Malkin, Tavares, E. Staal, Nash, and Kovalchuk every year in the playoffs. I'd personally do whatever I could to move a package of Laughton+Read+ before I deal Couturier+ if it lands the team a number 1. Really all depends on how scouts and GMs view the value of Laughton.
I totally agree with you. Couturier is needed here for a lot of reason and one is size. You can't coach that. Not saying that Laughton is a weak player but Couturier's 6'4" is tough to pass away. If Laughton and Read can't get you a good defenseman, stay pat. Laughton/Read and #11 should get you close to the top pick in the draft or a Shattenkirk type defenseman.

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