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02-20-2011, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by oilers_guy_eddie View Post
Who cares?

If the Oilers don't get an asset that actually fits their needs, there's no need to make a deal at all.

The Kings are in essentially an 8-way tie for the final 4 playoff spots in the West. If they feel some pressure to lock up one of those spots, maybe they'll deal some "future" for some "now". Or maybe they'll run with what they've got. It'll be an interesting couple of days.

None of that is a reason why the Oilers ought to move their best trading chip for a collection of mediocre assets.
The Oilers don't need to move Hemsky, you're right. But it's pretty obvious that his talents aren't doing the Oilers any favours, and he's more valuable to them as an asset to yield youth in a trade than an on-ice product.

I have a real hard time believing he'll net a top prospect like Schenn though, which seems more like a catch-all dream solution for a few very optimistic Oilers fans than anything rooted in reality.

Finally, if you think a Kennedy, Despres, 1st package is mediocre, you need to better acquaint yourself with the assets involved.

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