Thread: Proposal: Kessel to Edmonton?
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06-07-2009, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Regin 43 View Post
Okay, the key word is Rights.

Look it up, we are trading 2 key parts of our future for the CHANCE to sign a big name player. And Boston would be getting a cheap defenseman for someone that they wouldn't be able to sign (this is of course assuming that they can't resign him.)
He's an RFA, I don't know what EDM's cap situation is entirely but they could likely be able to offer more than BOS based solely on the depth of their respective rosters.

I guess the biggest worry by trading for rights would be any retribution towards the Oilers for when Kevin Lowe was handing out those offer sheets.

But even then, if they lose a player like Kessel, he'll sign a huge contract and they'd get a significant return that could add to their young core.

*For the record though, I think Grebeshkov, Chorney and a 2nd would be a fair deal.

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