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03-25-2014, 05:53 PM
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tuckrr
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Originally Posted by Funf View Post
This is exactly my thinking. Say we do trade Couts for Weber, straight up. Weber is 28 right now, so that gives us around 5 years to acquire somebody that can replace Couts while he's still in his prime. There's not exactly a plethora of teams looking to get rid of Selke caliber centers. We'd have to get really lucky, or overpay.

So, say we do get that guy! What would that cost? Would we be gutting the team to get that guy? Would we still be contenders with what have leftover?

I think trading Couturier for Weber makes us better, for sure. Weber is obviously the better player at this point in time. But does it make us contenders? Probably not. Could we become a serious contender if we make that trade? Possbily, but is it any easier than it is now without the trade? I'm not exactly sure, which is why I'm hesitant to vote yes. It might just be more prudent to develop our own d-men, and keep our core in place.
This would definitely make us contenders, I think you've forgotten what this team was like with pronger. We went to the SCF! And Pronger was way older.

Also, as much as love cooter shutting down Malkin/Crosby Weber would do just a good a job, if not better.

Definitely doesn't take away from what Couturier has done, but this is like asking "would you trade him for Crosby?"

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