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04-08-2012, 04:49 AM
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Soundwave
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Oilers should do their due diligence and consider it. They have a need for a big-time center to slot in after RNH, as Gagner's time in Edmonton IMO has run out (he needs a change of scenery).

They should also look good and hard at the Justin Schultz situation, and see if they can't get another young d-man back in exchange for Gagner.

If the scouts are saying Murray is the best player at no.2, then you take him, but don't do it out of need.

Murray is not going to save the defence (which honestly has been much better since Nick Schultz was dealt to Edmonton anyway). They need to focus on signing a veteran d-man in the summer, doesn't have to be a superstar, even a Bryan Allen type will help fill out the D well. Veterans on the blueline are what make the immediate difference.

Young d-men are great to have, but you have to be ready to invest 3-5 years in their development. Even with a guy like Tyler Myers their development can really be back and forth, up and down, etc. etc.

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