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06-25-2013, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakeUS View Post
I love Couturier, but for Ryan, I think it's an easier decision than most. Ryan not only has close ties here and certainly wants to play here, but he's a proven scorer at his age. 31+ goals and 57+ points over the past 4 seasons (not including the shortened season). I could see him in a new environment, and one he wants to be in, be a catalyst for something huge.
Ryan will be entering his decline years soon, if he hasn't already. Couturier hasn't even hit his prime yet. Considering we have no idea what the goalie situation is and the coach might even be changing some time soon, trading Couturier for Ryan is a bad idea. We aren't in win-now mode, and that's a win-now move. Homer needs to be building for future success.

Edit: Either way, you need at least one center who's very good defensively if you want a Cup. If we trade Couturier, we no longer have one of those. So, it's not even a good win-now move even if we were in position for a Cup run.

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