Would you do a 1-for-1 swap of Couturier for Weber
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03-25-2014, 06:10 PM
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Yeah, that Pronger team had 3 legitimately good offensive lines and a buzzsaw of a 4th line. Trade Couturier and we have 2 scoring lines (ask the Pens and Caps how that works in the playoffs), a much reduced checking line, and the usual "whatever" 4th line...with three of those lines likely being downright detrimental if they don't get the perfect matchup. The team loses a lot of flexibility.
Weber isn't as good as Pronger, either, so he's not going to singlehandedly overcome those things. So, I still think it's generally a lateral move that fixes one problem while creating another.
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