Originally Posted by kenzle1r
As you can see by the opposing views so far this is definitely a legit offer. I personally take the deal but ONLY if I know I can get Schwartz or Galychenyuk with that 8th overall. I believe that Schenn and Couture has similar upside in terms of their career but I prefer Couture right now as he's clearly the top dog going forward in SJ and the face of the franchise and while I feel Schenn will eventually be that guy in PHI (aside from Giroux of course) he's not there yet and will likely see limited PP and even top 6 minutes...so your production over the next year or two will hurt.
However I take the deal because looking at your team I don't think it's ready for a "title push" so stacking your cupboard full of good young up-and-comers is the way to go IMO. I love Schwartz/Galy as future studs (hell they may even better than Couture/Schenn over their careers)...so for that reason I like this deal for your team. While the other prospects mentioned are nice it's not enough to give up the sure production of Couture.
The other thing I'd add is before committing to this deal maybe just say that you're interested but not sure yet and feel him out on you giving up M. Richards over Couture. I like Couture more than Richards and feel he's a better fit on your team than Richards is...if the other guy like Richards as a wash to Couture (many would consider this) than it could work out for both sides...at the very least it's something to consider.
I like this line of thinking. Weiss is your only skater that is over the age of 26, and your team has too many question marks to compete in the short term. I think it's important to note that although Schenn has had injury woes, Couture has never been the most durable player either. I would seriously consider this trade and then I would actually try to trade down a bit (say the 8th ov + 4th rd for two high 2nd rounders or some such) and stock the cupboards with say coyle and nyquist who would hopefully still be available there. I believe in proven over prospect, but all the players you have listed have very legit shots to become top6 producers, and they fit the timeline I see your team needing to become a contender.
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G - Rask, Lehtonen
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