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10-19-2003, 09:42 AM
Behind Enemy Lines
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To make myself perfectly clear for you... yes, with a caveat. This must be more than a one for one trade. If the Oilers can build upon it to land one of Florida's young defenseman, then yes, I'd do this deal.

Weiss scored 21 points last year for the Floridians. He did so as a 19 year old player. He was also the 11th overall best prospect in THN Future Watch 2002. He fits the Oiler style to a T (or MacT) with strong skating and a developing two way game. The fact Weiss is gaining playing time and experience this year in the AHL will likely help him longterm versus being a role player on the big club.

If the Oil can sweeten the pot with a young defenseman, this will even out the trade in the short term but also build team depth in an area of weakness - puck moving, power play defenseman (assuming Novak or the less likely Krajicek). Heck if it were Mezei, then we gain another big, physical defenseman.

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