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06-01-2013, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
I think the Flyers will likely do exactly what they did last season. Swing for the fences and settle if they miss while drafting defensemen in high number.

Basically the "Throw a bunch of crap on the wall and see what sticks method."

I seriously would not be surprised to see them toss out an offer sheet on Pietrangelo, Shattie, or even a Kesler-esque offer sheet for Rundblad (not too huge, but annoying enough that a team might make a trade). I expect that they'll be involved in the RFA hunt since there is almost no downside.

While I am willing to consider the RFA route, I would not expect RFA route to be productive.
No UFA are available that I would consider valuable enough to sign long term.

Hoping to find anything more than a Matt Carle-like PMD, by just drafting a bunch
of guys in rounds 2-7 is a very poor method of solving this problem.
If that is good enough plan then Holmer should continue using this misguided drafting strategy.

Timmo is only here for one more season, so that leaves us Gus as our #1 PMD for 2015.
IMHO, this defense needs more than one new offensive PMD defenseman.

My defensive overhaul wish list includes 2 NHL ready PMD.
So, the defense can begin to develop as a unit, rather than add one piece
this year and then another for Timmonen next year.

My backup plan would consist of trading for at least 1 PMD, and drafting a possible #1 defenseman first.
Not interested in defense-first defenseman, those are easy to find.
My draftee would need to have offensive ability to function as a PMD at the NHL level.

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