Two Ottawa trades, Oilers & Panthers
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08-03-2012, 01:30 PM
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None of those players guarantee an upgrade over players the Oilers already have. The potential is there, but we can't trade away quality (and create a hole) if there is no guarantee of filling one.
I won't talk about value, and I don't know enough about Ottawa's needs, but based on the Oilers needs, it's a bad trade.
Oilers are at the point of needing to trade quantity for quality, and not the other way around.
I think it's a bad fit for both teams to be honest. Z.Smith is very important to the Sens. He fills the need of a 3rd line C who plays the game hard and with physicality and grit. After losing Carkner and Konopka, we can't afford to lose any more big guys who love to play like that and can drop the gloves.
Borowiecki is a piece that I can understand the Oilers don't need, but he's very valuable to Ottawa in terms of a big, shutdown D who's proud to be playing in his hometown.
Again, neither deal benefits either team IMO.
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