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Could the Flyers trade for Weber?

Ok guys, we all know the Flyers could use a defenseman. Chris Pronger is our best blueliner, but he is injured for the forseeable future and even after that he will still be injury prone. Not to mention the fact that he is 37 years old. There haven't been many trade rumors involving the Flyers yet, but I think trading for a good D-man is the way to go. The Nashville Predators have gotten a lot of attention because they have two excellent defenseman on their roster in the last year of their contract, Ryan Suter and Shea Weber. Weber is one of the best defensemen in the NHL right now, so his price will obviously be higher. Suter, on the other hand, would likely cost less. Looking at the Flyers roster, Nashville would probably want 2 players for either one, maybe Voracek and Couturier for Suter and Schenn and Simmonds for Weber. Those player combinations would be the hard to guess, I guess it would be up to Nashville to decide who they want. Please comment if you agree/disagree with my thoughts.

The Flyers have cap troubles. that's no secret. The Flyers have about $4,500,000 in cap space. This year, Weber is making exactly $4,500,000. As nice as that is, he'll probably want more than he's made the past few years. The annual salary for Schenn and Simmonds is $4,860,000. So if the Flyers were to trade those two players to get Weber, they would have about $9,300,000 in the first year. For Suter, he makes $3,500,000 this year. Couturier and Voracek's total salary is $3,625,000, with a total room of $8,125,000 to sign Suter to an extention. But remember, there are easier to get, less expensive defensemen out there. I myself am not 100% sure that trading for one of these two is necessary, but I would rather trade for Suter because of the lower price. Post concussion- Just wanted to know what your feelings are after the announcment of Pronger being out for the year.

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