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05-19-2008, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by NYReign View Post

I've been hoping for this to happen for awhile so I was happy to see this article (also very happy to see we're trying to bring back Jagr). I got some good feedback there for Prucha + Tyutin for Pitkanen so we'll see if Sather can hammer something similar out. I personally have never found Tyutin to be all that consistent and, while I'll admit my judgment is clouded by my most recent memories of him, I can't imagine not trading him up for Pitkanen. By all accounts Pitkanen's better moments are far superior to Tyutin's and I would trade a little bit of consistency (and as I mentioned, I really see it as a LITTLE bit though that may not be the case) for a better player any day (though I could easily come to regret that). I wonder if it might be possible to get Schremp if we threw in Backman and a pick/low prospect to that offer?

edit: if anyone is interested, this was my original plan for the offseason, though I switched Prucha and Dawes in the deal after thinking about it a little more...

I'm not sure if that would ever work out under the cap but if everything went right this offseason in my eyes, that'd be the team...
To me, it seems like most Oilers fans rejected the deal.

And no to the Backman thing for sure. We already have too many players of Backman's skill level.

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