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06-04-2012, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
For a Top 4 pick I think we'd all agree a team would need to move something of very high value... and we know the Oilers won't move Hall/RNH/Eberle so in other words at least for the Oilers... it just won't happen as they don't have the expendable assets to move up into that range.

As far as the Oilers apparently inviting Yakupov/Murray/Grigs/Forsberg/Reinhart... if they are still that up in the air about who they want at #1 then I think this draft could be a real ****show from the Oilers brass.

On the other hand, maybe this is part of their elaborate scheme to tempt teams into sending them more enticing trade offers by making teams think they are truly undecided amongst a half dozen top prospects. Are the Oilers that cagey and Machiavellian? I doubt it... I'd chock it up to dithering and the Tambo personality trait of overcomplicating simple decisions.

Pick Yakupov and be done with it.
Well said.

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