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11-08-2003, 07:22 PM
Join Date: Jun 2003
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Taylor's probably pushing for more coming back, Lowe wants more from LA. It'll break down eventually. Lowe definetely will want more after the media put in that Anaheim is offering Lupul, a better prospect, and a pick.
I don't know why Lowe is looking to get players like Frolov, Lupul, and such. They've never won in any trades, so why now, with a holdout nonetheless? Why wouldn't he go for a guy, with loads of potential, but is just waiting to break out? Hamrlik for Brewer was supposed to be a mistake on the Edmonton organization's part, but it benefitted them. Guerin for Carter wasn't supposed to make them look good for getting a nearly equal guy who'll get paid nearly $7 million less. So why not go for Vitali Vishnevski, a dman with loads of potential. Why not Maxim Kuznetsov, a guy with lots of potential as well? Why not Patrick Stefan? Why not those types of guys? It's benefitted you before, and it still might now.
I think Mike Comrie will go to one of these five places:
Anaheim: The potential-filled prospects and salary structure to grab this guy.
Atlanta: They desperatly need someone else than Ilya Kovalchuk to score while Heatley's gone, so Kovalchuk doesn't burn out later on. Besides, Kovalchuk-Comrie-Heatley is a fan's dream of a first line of now and the future.
Los Angeles: Deadmarsh and Allison's health status is in the air. Stumpel can be used as a #1 center, but is better off on line two.
Montreal: Koivu's back, but they need all the offense they can get. Koivu going wing and Comrie being #1 center will help.
Vancouver: A new name, but all the depth they can get helps.
And here's what I think what will come from these five teams.
Anaheim: Vitali Vishnevski, Alexei Smirnov and a pick(2nd rounder).
Atlanta: Patrick Stefan, Garnet Exelby, and a pick(3rd-4th-5th)
Los Angeles: Jeff Tambellini, Maxim Kuznetsov, and a pick(2nd-3rd-4th)
Montreal: Yannick Perrault(maybe a tad bit of salary compensation), and a pick(3rd-4th)
as a fairly knowledgeable hockey observer (and an Oilers fan) i would be dissapointed with each of those trades. (and no, i dont over-estimate Comries value, i just think Lowe will be able to get a better-than-average return)
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