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05-30-2012, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
Oilers trade the #1 overall this year to Columbus for the LA 1st that the Blue Jackets got in the Carter trade (~#30 pick this year) PLUS the Columbus 2nd rounder this year (31st) plus the Blue Jackets 1st rounder in 2013.

The Oilers draft at #30, #31, #32 this year and next year they'll have two 1st rounders in a strong draft year (and the Columbus 1st next year will very likely be a lotto pick as well).

Columbus then uses the #1 and #2 overall picks they have from this year to trade for roster players to help them win NOW... which they need to do. They need roster players that can play and that can help the team start winning to put people in the seats in their rink... not prospects and draft picks.

Could that scenario happen? Would Columbus do it? Would the Oilers do it? Maybe.
You're joking right? Give up the 1st overall pick on a speculation pick for next year when Columbus could improve a fair bit?

The oilers should be keeping #1 overall and doing whatever they can to either trade back up into the top 10 or create a package to get NHL ready players now.

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