Thread: Eklund Rumor: Edler + Kesler trade bait?
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05-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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TBH, if I'm Philly, I'd rather have Couturier or Schenn. They are players on the rise, with a young team who for the most part will enter their peak years at the same time, and on lower salaries. Getting an older player makes little sense.

With Kesler, you hope he can stay healthy (his surgery list continues to rise) and continue to perform at a level he was at 3 seasons ago. But he's already in his peak years. Maybe you can squeeze 3 or 4 years before he totally breaks down or simply declines due to continual wear and tear on his hip and shoulder.

I believe in 3 or 4 years, Couturier will be a better all around player. Schenn won't ever be as good defensively as Kesler, but he'll be a vital cog for Philly when they are ready to contend.

Edler, I have much more interest in because they really need a defender with his skillset.

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