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10-13-2013, 06:30 PM
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Garbage Goal
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Originally Posted by usahockey22flyers View Post
I'm excited to see Couturier's/Voracek's stat line vs Carter's at the seasons end.

Also, as well as Schenn/Simmonds vs Richards.

Opinion on something, was discussing this with my friends the other day, is it fair to compare the Richards trade by just comparing Schenn vs Richards head to head when discussing that trade, because Simmonds is the type of player that they could have found in free agency?
Not really. Simmonds is among the best in the league at the style he plays. The only comparable player in recent free agencies I can recall is Clarkson and, as he has proven to great effect, in free agency you generally have to overpay for players to different degrees. Simmonds isn't on a bad contract, but if we found a player like him through free agency we would have probably had to of overpaid. Plus there's no telling when a guy like Simmonds would hit free agency.

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