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11-11-2003, 05:21 AM
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I like this move because it allows the oilers to maintain their focus of developing youth. Bring in Ronning as a pp specialist and fourth line centre. It gives all the kids a bit more confidence on the pp and still gives them es ice time. Assuming next year is locked out, we have niniimaaki and pouliot fighting for centre positions in 2 years allong with Miknov, Brodziak, and Rita pushing the vets. We really don't need a long term solution, just a quick fix.

The move also allows comrie to be traded for picks / prospects, or a dman. Right now, it is becomming obvious that we need another centreman so Lowe may be forced to limit his options. If he signs Ronning, then Lupul's trade value is way down. He can also do a coburn deal without stephan being in the mix.

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