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01-18-2005, 11:03 PM
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Panthers are not goin to trade for another veteran defenseman without first seein how this team performs on the ice. Only way they acquire another defenseman is to send one away in this trade, and I highly doubt they'll send one of Mezei, Bouwmeester, or Van Ryn off their current NHL roster (translation, none of the prospects like Novak or Krajicek since they're in San Antonio), meanin either Ottawa or Edmonton would need to take one of Cairns, Krapovtsev, or Biron, as I don't see Hill bein dealt, and I doubt Cairns gettin dealt as well as he was brought in to be an enforcer.
Oiler fans tend to undervalue what Jokinen means to the Panthers, so if there was a robbery of any sort, it'd be there with a unnecessary Smith bein sent their way. Then again, a lot of Oiler fans feel any trade where they're not gettin absolutely everythin of value from the other team for one of the Oiler's three or four players with real value is a ripoff.
Horton has already played right wing for an extended period of time succesfully before bein injured. Regardless, Florida as of now
(I highly doubt this will register with most Oiler fans) have a proven NHL center on their roster aside from Jokinen and Weiss, and Weiss is still provin himself. Therefore the value needed to pry either of the two centers away from Florida goes up without a center of equal production and age returning.
Evidently, you couldn't put your homerism aside. And I don't mean that as in you over value your team's players, but rather under value the other team's players.
Oiler fans really need to spend some time researchin the Panthers roster and moves that they have made during the offseason (
Panthers present roster FYI
). Its overly redundant now that they can't understand that Florida is unable to trade either of their centers (Jokinen and Weiss) without gettin one of equal value, talent, age, and experience in return. As deep as Florida's prospect depth may seem to Hockey's Future or The Hockey News or any other publication, the only player producing right now that regularly plays center is Jokinen. Weiss, Kreps, and Taticek are not producin in San Antonio and Greg Campbell will never be a top three line center, no matter how well he is producin right now. He'll be at best a checkin center with little point production in the NHL.
All good points.
I will disagree with the homerism part, though. I did mention that it's possible that Jokinen > Smyth and that Hagman is too much to add in. I think I gave ample credit to both Jokinen *and* Hagman with that statement, especially considering how valuable I consider Smyth. However, I also think Smith is worth 2 second rounders. If you will accuse me of homerism, tell me that I overvalue Smith or Smyth, because I honestly tried my hardest to put both Jokinen and Hagman on a pedastel.
I also don't quite understand the part I bolded above. Are you saying adding Smith is too much? *confused*
I also hope you're not accusing me of being one of "those Oiler fans." I don't appreciate that kind of generalization and grouping. And if you aren't accusing me specifically, I apologize for this.
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