I never said that. I said that any trade sending the Schenns or Couturier would likely have to include Gaunce going the other way.
The names in the rumours have been Luongo, Grossman, B. Schenn & Couturier. Do you see them parting with them without getting a young asset back on top of Lou?
Couturier, Simmonds, Leighton.
Some Philly twitterers are suggesting that Grossman is a centerpiece, which is ludicrous. He was picked up for a 2nd and a 3rd round pick - he'd be a third pairing guy in Vancouver, a stay at home, penalty killer type, with virtually no offensive upside. I personally consider him a saw-off at best for Ballard (the version we have seen in Vancouver, or a downgrade on a healthy Ballard playing the role he is suited to).
Philly is absolutely loaded at RW. Their fifth best RW is Read, who put up 24 goals and 47 points last year - they are so stacked they have to move natural RWs(Giroux) to center. That is where they can most afford to move a player to strengthen their back end. I think a deal with them centers upon Couturier (not the Schenns) and their 4th or 5th RW - Simmonds or Read.
I think Schroeder is the type of guy who could fit well with the likes of Giroux, Briere etc, he'd lessen the pain of moving Couturier, and he's not likely to find a spot (behind Couturier) in Vancouver.
With Giroux, Schenn, Talbot, Rinaldo, Schroeder and Holmstrom they'd be in fine shape up the middle.
And they could always move Bryz to TO for Franson and a 2nd lol.
Edited by oldnews, 12 January 2013 - 01:40 AM.