Bogosian to Flyers
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07-28-2013, 03:52 PM
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With Luke and Grossmann we have grit. Need more offense. Would cost less to get someone like Cody Franson off the Leafs, for example. Big RHS with more offense than Bogosian but not as tough. 2nd pick plus mid-level prospect, maybe?
In addition to Schenn and Grossmann, Lauridsen had a solid audition at the end of last season and will add more grit over the next couple of years, as will Morin when he’s ready.
It’s difficult to agree that Bogosian is tougher from a durability standpoint, as he’s missed almost 80 games due to various injuries (leg, hand, shoulder, knee, wrist, etc.) over the past five seasons. Given the Flyers’ excessive amount of man games lost to injury on the blue line over the past couple of years, signing another expensive, injury-prone defenseman to a long-term contract is the last thing they need.
Franson actually averaged more hits per game than Bogosian last season, and took it up another notch in the playoffs. Dreger suggested a prospect and a draft pick as a possible return for Franson. Ontario native Tye McGinn played on Giroux’s line for a few games last season, but is buried on a depth chart loaded with left handed shooters. Given the Leafs’ need for additional cap friendly depth on the wing and the Flyers’ need to replace Timonen’s production next summer and find a reliable right handed shot to compliment Schenn, it could be a good fit for both teams. Because of the Flyers’ cap situation, they would have to move a defenseman first, with Meszaros and Coburn heading the list.
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