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06-07-2013, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I thought I have made it abundantly clear in pretty much every single one of my posts that I am 100%, unequivocally, not saying that someone will be here next year that would be as good or better than Couturier. I know there will be a downgrade at 3C.

Maybe I haven't seen these stats you are talking about because from what I have seen from him, and the stats that I have seen from him show that he is a top pairing defender. What stats are you talking about? Also, as I have said, I am not suggesting we bet the farm on Yandle and trade a ton for him. Once again, in nearly all of my posts I have said that if the deal was Couturier + something of value, I WOULD NOT make the trade. Are you even reading my posts or do you just see the words "trade," "Couturier," and "Yandle" and just make up the rest?

I don't see it that way, but again, this really isn't something you can quantify for a number of reasons. Couturier is a center, Yandle is defender. We don't know who would be going along with Couturier. We don't know who would be replacing Couturier. In a couple months if things go down, we would have a better idea and the argument could really be fleshed out more. At this point, its nothing more than my opinion vs. yours.
I forget who looked, but they checked Yandle's stats and found he was given sheltered minutes against easy competition. That's not a ringing endorsement. He barely had any PK time at all (in the 3 mins, total, for the season range), too. The team just gets worse in their own zone, which is the last thing we need with Bryz in net...then we're back to playing the "I hope we can outscore our goalie!" game. I wouldn't overpay for him. He's 26. He shouldn't be getting sheltered minutes anymore...that's a red flag; it indicates he's one dimensional. I'm thoroughly against overpaying for an offensive specialist because it happens to fit an immediate need. That screams "knee-jerk reaction."

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