Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lehtonen to DAL for Ivan Vishnevskiy + 4th
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02-09-2010, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by deanmoriarty View Post
As GM of a team that's 7 points below 29th, with the exact same roster that got a top-10 pick last year - yes, I think Tambo should be feeling a ton of pressure right now. This roster is full of **** and Tambellini's got less than a week to move the players that buyers might be interested in. Not one Oilers fan should be OK with this complacency, we've known for almost a year that trades need to be made.
I respectfully do not concur. Either trade deadline value is there for the Oilers or its not. If it's not, there is no urgency to compete and no particular benefit to push players out the door before the next trade window at the draft.

Whatever his complicity or fault for the Oilers current predicament, his pressure to "do something" shouldn't push him into inferior deals for their own sake.

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