comrie for a goalie
I think one of Edmonton's biggest problems right now is in goal. So why not try to land a goalie. I'd target Ottawa, because I think Prusek is a more than capable goalie and when looking over the needs of each team, it kind of makes sense.
As mentioned before, Edmonton needs help in goal. White is a capable center who could work well with Smyth. I think Pothier is definately a solid defenceman and Leschyshn would be a great benefit to the development of Bergeron and Semenov as well as a force in the locker room and in the playoffs. Laich is a solid rw prospect which if any position is what Edmonton is lacking right now, prospect-wise.
From Ottawa's perspective, besides Comrie, they get Isbister who fills a void on LW and provides them with grit and presence on the ice. I don't have to much nice to say on Cross (I personally don't like him very much - I am a Leafs fan) but he is big. Moreover, Ottawa dumps Leschyshyn who has been a scratch for the last 7 games and 9 of the last 12. Dealing away Prusek allows Emery a chance to start his NHL career (kind of like when Dal dealt Turek to StL and gave Turco a chance).
That being said, I don't think Edmonton really wants to give up Isbister (personally I think he' s a decent player and a good fit in Edm) but Edm is pretty deep on left with Smyth, York and Moreau.
In the end, Edm gets two defencemen whom are both better than Cross. They give up a guy who isn't playing and get a center for Smyth. While they sacrifice Isbister, they get a solid goalie (which they sorely need) and a pretty decent prospect. I don't know if any picks would have to be thrown in or exchanged to finalize the deal, but I think it works.
Prusek (the 27yr. old backup), White (would be a decent pickup), Pothier (not much more than AHL depth), Leschyshyn (expensive and old), and Laich (a pretty good prospect).
All in all, we get hosed in this deal. We need quality, not quantity. If you want to target OTT for a trade (and for a goalie), go after Emery.
I have to agree.
Besides, Prusek is outplaying Lalime lately so I doubt Ottawa would want to part with him.
And goaltending hasn't been a problem, because Conklin has played very well.
Even if Salo isn't back to form, the Oilers are perfectly okay if they have Conklin and he maintains his level of play.
if the oilers are targeting a goalie, it own't be prusek. It will someone like dipietro. Lowe is building his team for post 2004 and a guy like blackburn could be his stud. There will always be an excess of average to above average guys available.
I've actually been thinking about trading for a young stud goalie as well. Salo is probably gone after this year, the verdict is still out on Conklin (although I think he will be a solid backup), and Deslauriers is still a few years away. This hasn't been proposed before, but I wouldn't mind if this happened:
Dan Blackburn or Rick DiPietro
My reasoning is that NYR has Dunham and NYI has Snow. These goalies still have a few more years in them and their respective teams can afford to wait a little longer for their goaltending prospect to develop. DiPietro and Blackburn will probably be better than Deslauriers...thus we give Comrie to balance it out.
The Oilers meanwhile, are thinking about the present and the fuuture. DiPietro and Blackburn are at the stage where they can handle a starting job (or at least share a starting job with Conklin). Being very young, the Oilers can also hang on to them for a few years. I've actually been hearing both positive and negative things about Deslauriers, so until I've been proven otherwise, I wouldn't be entirely convinced that he will be our future in goal.
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