Ruutu to Edmonton (E4)
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06-20-2008, 12:59 PM
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Maybe it's a defender going the other way. One of the 5-6 (Smid-Greene) tandem? It would make for an even more crowded F group but Ruutu adds some of that sandpaper up front Lowe was talking about.
Plus he played pretty much a full season right? Desjardins say he played pretty soft minutes with good linemates and delivered about Pisani level at EVs so it isn't like he's going to be a huge offensive option but the Oilers have some nice things going on in that department.
If you could add him for Greene, and maybe a late round pick, that'd work. It'd allow you to move a few guys up front for second and third round picks.
I'm hesistant to move Smid. He's got a lot of tools, and though he hasn't quite shown it yet, has a lot more offensive upside than Greene. Smid is also several years further from unrestricted free agency, and is right between Gagner and Hemsky in age, which is good for a defenceman on this team. It's also harder to find a D-man in our system that's equivalent to Smid.
But isn't Peckham basically Greene with a little less size and a little more speed?
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