Number 1 defenceman to Edmonton
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10-30-2012, 06:36 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo Ontario
Given the way that Schultz, Marincin and Klefbom have played this year I would suspect that the Oilers are not in the market for a number 1 dman. This is not so much because any of these kids would be that guy but more so because the defense looks like it has the potential to be solid without giving up the price it would take to get any of the guys in this thread.
There is no way that Pheonix deals OEL or that St. Louis deals AP without getting back a package that might cripple a team's depth. At best you are looking at someone like Yandle or maybe a younger less a estblished guy like Bogosian. Neither will be cheap. Trading a guy like Yakupov for either, before you know what you really have seems an unnecessary gamble.
They could still take a run at a guy like Edler if he goes the UFA route. It is a longshot, but you never know.
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