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05-16-2013, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post

Timonen - Schenn
Ristolainen/Nurse - Coburn
Gustafsson - Grossmann

That looks better. Our top minute-eating defenseman (Coburn) is not being relegated to the third pair with Grossmann.
That's how I'd sort the defenseman, too, except that I'd rather not start any defenseman drafted this year. Is that self-contradictory?

Timonen - Schenn works well, and the two G's as the bottom pairing would be good for continuing with Gustafsson's development. I'm torn on how to best pair up Coburn: as inconsistent as he is, I can see him doing well with a primary puck-mover / offensive type Dman (like Ristolainen) or another well-rounded (at his best) defender like Nurse. However, slotting either of them as top 4 in the coming season is risky (at best).

As much of an advocate of dealing Meszaros for cap relief, if he is still a Flyer he would be the least risky option to pair with Coburn, at least to start the season and get the team through the 4-6 games before he comes down with an injury.

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