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01-24-2014, 02:21 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Deptford, NJ
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I think you might be remembering things wrong here. At the time, offense was unequivocally not a problem. The Flyers were third in the league in goals scored and were flush with talent at forward. The Flyers were in the bottom third of the league in goals against, with a pretty bad defense and in need of a young, defensive defenseman with a high ceiling. Sure, they also needed a true #1 defenseman, like 20 other teams in the league, but a more attainable need was a top flight defensive defenseman. There was no reason to think that at 22, Luke Schenn would have any less of a shot to reach his potential than JvR would. The trade made sense at the time. The Leafs may have gotten a better player, but the Flyers filled a more important need.
No... just lots of no.
Schenn is not a top flight defensive defenseman.
The team needed puck moving defenseman.. like they do now.
The team needed a #1 winger that could score goals to play with Giroux...like they do now.
They traded a player that filled a need for a player that didn't. Yes the D needed help, but no Schenn is not the help it needed. If Jvr was here there would be no calls for Bobby Ryan...except from Prongo.
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