Thread: Speculation: Re-build the Flyers defense
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03-25-2014, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
Sure, but we're trying to re-build the defense. That generally means improvement...I want to add a bathroom, maybe put on a new roof. Trading Coburn for Eberle would certainly re-build the D, yes. But that renovation is on par with filling the current bathroom with cement and replacing the roof with rotting meat. It is technically a re-build, but not really a logical one.
I'm with you on this one.

Re-build our befense by trading away our best skating guy who can play top pair. Makes no sense to me.

Right now, we have a very even top 6. We have 5 guys who have played top pairing minutes either last year or this year.If Kimmo leaves, we have 4. If MacD leaves, we have 3. Trade Coburn, we have Streit and Schenn.

Sign MacD is important as we then didn't waste the assets spent on him AND we know he can play top pairing if an injury happened and we needed him to. And worst case, if Kimmo left we could still run:

MacD Coburn
Streit Grossmann
Gus Schenn

Not ideal, but doable if we struck out on the UFA's.

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