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02-14-2011, 01:28 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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Well, you said this "hate to break it to you but Penner isn't some all-star".
Anyways, no point in arguing because we are just getting into semantics at this point. That being said, I'll agree it isn't the best trade deadline, but that's simply because there are so many teams in a similar position to your Kings that none of them are willing to dump players at the deadline. IMO, not much will change from now till then with respect to adding sellers b/c most teams only have around 5-6 games from now till the deadline...unless one team goes 1-5 or 0-6, they will be within a couple wins of the playoffs still.
I think we agree on the value though. Anything less than Forbort/Hickey + 1st doesn't make sense long-term for the Oilers and trading Penner for Schenn or Bernier simply makes no sense right now for the Kings.
That being said, I actually hope DL is kicking tired on Hemsky instead. IMO, he doesn't fit the Kings as well as Penner, but it has been written they are more interested in him. I want to keep Penner because he is simply much harder to replace for the Oilers.
I hope we go after Hemsky personally. I think our time to make a push is next year, so adding Hemsky this year allows us to add another top line winger in the off-season/next year. If we can keep Williams, add Hemsky and then another goalscorer without giving up anyone from the core, LA would be a huge threat next year.
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