New York Post: Flyers taking run at Max Pacioretty
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12-24-2013, 02:48 PM
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Why does the fan base have such a hard on for this guy. Other than organizational need, I don't get it. He isn't exactly setting the Q on fire and is years away from having any type of NHL impact. If he could be a key part in getting a proven 30 goal scoring, top shooting, first line winger at 25 years old locked up on a cheap contract, I wouldn't even hesitate. I know at HF, we all see potential first and production second, but Pacioretty is a given commodity.
The Flyers has an abundance of forwards to trade for a defenseman and there is always free agency. I just don't understand the mentality of "this guy could be a top pairing D" vs "this guy IS a first line winger", especially since the window to impact for Morin is so far away.
The Flyers have given up picks/prospects for proven commodities before, and that philosophy has depleted our pipeline and come back to bite us. It's time to build this team the way successful clubs do, through draft picks and smart free agent signings/trades. A smart trade is not sacrificing that future for one great player while the rest of the team has multiple holes in t.
As for your idea of trading some of our forwards for a dman, we need a number 1 dman. Those are rarely ever traded. You need to draft one. Which is why Morin, Hagg, Ghost and our future 1st round draft picks should not be going anywhere.
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