Thread: Souray anyone?
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04-15-2009, 06:18 AM
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Artyukhin*
 
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
Rumour on the trade board that Souray wants out of Edmonton.

it hasn't been confirmed or denied by Souray or the Oilers, and the source is an Edm hockey writer posting on a blog, so chances are that the story isn't true, but...

If he is available, do you want him back, and what would you be willing to give up to get him?

for me, I'd wanted him 100%. Even if it means having a D that costs around 23M, i think he brings the perfect package of what we are missing back there (PP Shot, physical play/toughness, leadership).

to Edm:
Kost
Kost Jr
Halak

to Mtl:
Souray
O'Sullivan

it's not great for us from a cap pov (we add ~3.5M), but with the flexibility we have this summer given all our UFA's, we can make it work.
Edm gets two young dynamic wingers to play with Gagner/Cogliano, and a potential #1 goalie solution, plus the added cap relief (perhaps to make a run at JBo?)

for us, next season, our D would easily be one of the top 2-3 units in the league:

Markov-Komi
Hamrlik-Souray
Gorges-O'Byrne
weber/carle

if Gainey can get Koivu/Tanguay/Kovalev to re-sign for a little less than their previous deals, we should still be able to fit all three

Tanguay- Koivu- Kovalev
Higgins- Plekanec- O'Sullivan
Max Pac- Lapierre- Lats
Stewart- Metro- Kosto
laraque/chipchura
Chipchura

checkout post #44

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=629224&page=2

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