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09-27-2003, 05:56 AM
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I don't know enough about Kronwall to comment on him, but I like your thinking in regard to depth. That's where the bargains always come from, tremendous depth in one area. One of the most lopsided trades in NHL history, the Esposito-Hodge-Stanfield trade came about because a team already had tremendous depth when another player emerged. On a lesser level, this is why Satan was sent away by Edmonton.

Some areas of depth right now imo are:

Calgary defense (honest)
Carolina center (honest)
Detroit goal (duh)
Oiler wingers
New Jersey defense
Ottawa center

Because of that, players like Mike Commodore (Calgary), Denis Gauthier (Calgary), Jozef Vasicek (Carolina), Curtis Joseph (Red Wings-bad example, but you get the point), Jani Rita (Edmonton), Matt DeMarchi (New Jersey) and Antoine Vermette (Ottawa) are probably available at less than full price.

From that list, I don't see anyone I'd trade Comrie straight up for, but there's lots of nice players who could help the Oilers.

Can you tell me more about Kronwall? Is he a big time offensive defenseman? I see he's 5'11/165.

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