Philadelphia Flyers 2014 Draft(ees) June 27-28th
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01-13-2014, 11:36 AM
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One of Roland McKeown, Brendan Perlini or Haydn Fleury should be available around that 14 spot. I'd have no problems with one of those three if one of them are available.
If none of the three are there and if someone wants to move up, then I wouldn't mind seeing the Flyers move down and pick up a few more assets.
As for the whole notion that Shea Weber will be available, people need to give it up. Nashville just finished paying off the poison pill and they're in a position now that they can just sit back and pay the contract off. They aren't going to deal Weber and if they do, it's going to require a ransom. This isn't like Pronger when he was dealt - this is a 29 year old defenseman in his prime that will essentially gut the organization. The Flyers are more than just a Shea Weber away from competing for the Cup.
It' a pipe dream and I have said that many times, but you can't conclusively say they wouldn't entertain the idea of moving him. Nashville is in shambles as well, even when Rinne comes back, they can't win games where they score 0 goals. They need legit top line players or potential to become a true contending team. They have none of that right now. It's not about the contract and how much they already paid, it's about where they see the franchise going. It's a sunk cost, you have to ask yourself now, do we continue to be mediocre and make the trade? Maybe they feel they can bring in talent another way with trades and not include Weber, but he will garner the biggest return. I don't think Nashville will be a contending team until they get some top line material, they seem to miss it every draft as well(because they stock up on all the great defenders). Always keep an open mind, you can't say no to anything.
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