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07-06-2011, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
I don't really put much thought into trade proposals regardless unless the aforementioned player is actually rumored to be on the trading block. Is the same situation with Staal. A team would never land him for fair value, because we'd otherwise just prefer to retain our guy. Likewise, extremely unlikely that a team would want to lose enough value to make a trade like that happen.
Exactly, and well put.

FWIW, the guys in Oiler rumors are Hemsky, Gagner, Gilbert, Omark, Cogliano and Brule.

I'd guess if the Oilers/Rags had any shot at a deal, it'd involve something around major pieces of Gagner and Dubinsky or Omark/Cogliano and Callahan.... Oilers would be adding in both situations, I'd imagine, with the Rangers incentives coming from cap space.

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