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10-24-2003, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by future consideration
Do you think that we could go get Straka since we're a couple million under budget?
Straka still have ~$8 million left on his contract, 2-years left. This would make him the highest paid Oiler. I dunno, while I love his skill level & his work ethic is second to none, he is again, very small, and while Pittsburgh fans love to sugar-coat it, he IS very injury prone.

I would rather try to pick up Mike Ricci who seriously may be traded this year. Apperantly Doug Wilson (new GM of San Jose) wants to do a wholesale rebuild, and no doubt he will trade off some veterans this season (Rathje is as good as gone, for example). Ricci would be *****THE***** prototypical Oiler. Let's face it, this guy is exactly what this town loves to cheer for. While he's a UFA after this season, there would be ZERO doubt in my mind Ricci would resign in a place like Edmonton.

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