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05-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Craig's on it.
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Drop the Sopel
You forgot to mention Dustin Penner. Getting rid of that anchor is well worth the flip of Horcoff to Gomez.
Without Penner in the deal it makes little sense for the Oilers, with him in the deal it's a win.
Nah. Penner has no value right now, obviously, but it's not like the Oilers are loaded with better options at LW. It's not like he's just taking a roster space away from some budding star. He's scored 40 goals in 2 seasons, and again while that's disappointing for what he's getting paid, the Oilers aren't loaded with LW who'd do better. I'm definitely willing to give him another season, because there's basically no downside. At worst, he disappoints again, in which case he could be bought out next summer for $6 million, just in time for the raises the Oilers will need to give some of the young guys.. That's not really that bad.
Bottom line, this trade definitely makes the Oilers worse.
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