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01-27-2012, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by loudi94 View Post
A buddy of mine who is an Oilers fan asked if I'd trade PK for their 1st pick. I asked why and he said he's hearing rumblings from the sites he visits. Oilers desperately lack D and have a ton of forward prospects already. Their top 5 pick this year would most likely result in another forward being drafted. I said yes without hesitation. I like PK a lot but is he worth a top 5 pick in this draft?
A top 5 pick has twice the "bust" risk a guy like PK has. Why take that chance? We already know PK can be a force at the NHL level, we just need him to mature and reign in a few of the things he does that hurt the team. Some early picks never translate into top flight NHLers.

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