We are in win now mode. I really like Couturier, but a bunch of assets that help us win in 3 years don't interest us. We need help for this coming season. Not evern looking at value, it's not the right type of pieces.
I think that trade would have made sense. Couturier seems like a Preds type of player. I would have approved of this trade assuming Weber gets locked up soon.
Originally Posted by Enoch
If Weber is dealt, we could do far worse, but he isn't going to be dealt. End of scenario
I just figured if it came to the worse case scenario for the Preds. The funny thing is, I'm a Preds fan, just secondary to the Leafs, so my knowledge on them is more on the limited side. Philly could use a young defender in the ilk of Weber. Obviously roster players would be preferable but unlikely I think. I tried to go off the basis of 4 first rounders. Voracek still has a lot of potential as a top 7 pick. Couturier is very much a Pred type player and has some high upside. The other firsts are probably low so they have less value, however the pick in 2012 has some higher value being just in 2012.
Maybe adding O'Reilly was a mistake. The Walker part was just to try and even out salaries a bit (Philly would need to move some cap a little), and nothing else.