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05-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Justified View Post
Why would Phoenix trade OEL, makes no sense? You just dont trade away franchise defensemen.
Franchise defenseman don't get traded frequently, but neither do franchise goalies, wingers, or centers. Thus Pronger was moved something like five times over his career (once as a underdeveloped prospect, and another time by choice).

I don't think Phoenix would move OEL--but they do have strong depth in that area in their prospect pool (Rundblad, Gormley, Murphy) and, of course, Yandle on their current blue-line. Their forward corps is not particularly impressive, so it isn't inconceivable that they would move OEL for a stud forward.

(Ok. It probably is inconceivable, but so are 95 percent of the deals proposed and speculated about).

In either case, I still it is a bit silly to suggest that OEL = Schenn, Couturier, Voracek, and JVR.

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