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06-10-2013, 04:45 PM
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I just don't see Coots ever getting the chance to develop the offensive side of his game if he remains in Philly. To me that's a disgrace and a waste of his talents. If all he's going to be here is a defensive specialist then I think we should look to trade him because I feel comfortable in Laughton being able to fill that 3rd line center role (not as good as Coots but well enough for us to be able to afford to move Coots). With that in mind, and I know it's not a popular subject around here, I'd look into trading Coots and our 2nd for Gormley and the Dallas 1st. That would give us the 10th and 11th picks this year letting us draft two of Nurse, Zadorov, Ristolainen, and Pulock . It would take a few years to fully develop but we could have a very good top 4 with Schenn, Gormley and the two we drafted.

I'm just terrified that Homer overpays for someone like Buff, Edler or Yandle. None of those guys are very good in their own zone. They'd be a more offensive version of Matt Carle. While that's not a terrible thing, trading our 1st and Coots (something I can see Homer doing) to get them would really really **** me off. Streit can be signed to help bridge the cap between now and when the young dmen are ready for top 4 duties.

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