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07-08-2012, 02:33 PM
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Jimmi Jenkins
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Originally Posted by gooilgo View Post
Jimmi, sure they just resigned him but just look at their defensive roster:

Murray - #2 overall, not going anywhere.
Wiz - No movement clause
Tyutin - No movement clause
Aucoin - just signed in FA, no movement clause
Johnson - top pairing guy for them, nice contract #
Nikitin - reupped as an RFA
Savard - elc
Moore - elc
Prout - elc
New Guy - This is the wildcard. You have to assume it's someone Clb target in the Nash trade rather than accepting a player they do not want.

Personally I would see Nikitin as likely as any to be moved. They are woefully thin at forward, we have an excess. Stauffer suggested that Clb was a team we might target for a d man after the Nash trade goes down even after Methot got moved.

Makes some sense imo, no idea what Nikitin would cost, I am sure he won't come cheap but likely won't cost a king's ransom either.
Yup, but we're not talking about "at the deadline", he was resigned like a week ago, he had a breakout year with the team last year and he's a low cap hit.

Plus the Oilers aren't giving up a "Brent Burns" type player to get him, so I just don't see it.

If anything they'll move Wiz before Nikitin, plus, though they have alot of guys, they do seem to have space for all of them.

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