3 trades involving Sens, Pitts, Oilers
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02-08-2011, 11:17 AM
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No I disagree, Edmonton does need a defensive prospect and has no need for a 27 year old. If you get a 27 year old D man he is on his way out by the time the teams 19,20 year olds are at their prime.
As for the trade proposal, it would all hinge on what 'prospect' you are talking about.
It's HF, I'm not surprised people would disagree. Prospects are exciting but sometimes you need the sure thing, even if it's more limited in what they can deliver.
Here's is a question though, can anyone name a team that either won the cup or even emerged out of the darkness with out a couple legitimate veteran players?
The Oilers are woefully short on NHL experience and leadership, someone has to teach these kids about competing every day, handling the ebb and flow of the NHL season and so on.
If you can get a 27 y/o (just a ball park) defenceman then he is 33 or 34 by the time the so called uber-propects reach their competitive wheel houses. That works for me.
Hell if Penner displayed a heartbeat I would be happy to see the Oilers keep him for exactly the same reasons but he doesn't so I take no exception with moving him down the road and trading him for less talent but a more drive.
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