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Brayden Schenn to the Oilers?
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09-06-2012, 10:32 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Schenn & Couts are incredibly overvalued in Philadelphia. They just traded for the former's brother, and the latter took massive strides this year, while being one of their most heavily relied upon centres. Dying seconds of a close game with a defensive zone faceoff, and they've got a teenager taking the draw... that's all you really need to know. They're basically drooling at the thought of having G-Schenn-Couts up the middle for the next 10 years... all it's gonna take is another year or two of development so they won't need Briere.
Sure, the Oilers do have what it takes for the Flyers to reconsider their plan, but unless you're talking straight up, I think the Flyers pass. Even straight up for Yakupov would be a tough sell to Paul Holmgren IMO.
None of those deals are going to make sense to the Oilers... so there's really no point in pursuing it.
If Edmonton wants to get a gritty centre, they're best off to look elsewhere.
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