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07-29-2013, 08:39 AM
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This trade couldn't work even if we wanted to. We don't have the cap space at the moment. I wouldn't do this anyway. Klesla seems like he would be a redundant player on our team. We already have a severe overload of 2nd pair-ish defensemen (some closer to 1st, some closer to 3rd).
We need a legit top pair guy. Also, Read serves an extremely important role on our team that we have no replacement for.
Exactly, everyone seems to think the Flyers need defensemen and goalies which isn't entirely true. They need
defensemen and goalies, not mid pairing guys and goalie prospects.
That's what bugs me about a lot of these proposals (not necessarily this one), people dismiss the Flyers defense as being awful then offer their extraneous #4 or #5 d-man like we should be thanking them for being so generous. "Flyers defense is a joke! Here take Raphael Diaz or John-Michael Liles, that will surely vault them into contention!"
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