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11-02-2012, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Reign Nateo View Post
Oilers fans should prepare themselves for one of their young forwards to be dealt in my opinion. Maybe not now, but some time in the forseeable future. What kind of team is built around 4 forwards? Especially when 3 of them are wingers. I think eventually they'll need a goalie, harder and harder to get decent UFAs and no, Tyler Bunz and Olivier Roy are not the answer... They have some solid defensive prospects though, but they are just that, prospects. No one is a real 'can't miss' on the back-end.

If I was the Oilers, I'd value the young forwards like this:

1. RNH - A centre, reminds me of Pierre Turgeon, do not trade.
2. Yakupov - Dynamic, fiesty, do not trade.
3. Eberle - Sick skill level, no physicality, probably never be a true superstar.
4. Hall - If I'm the Oilers, he's trade-bait.

Some interesting things could really come available for the Oilers should they make one of these guys available.
You forgot to include Klefbom and Justin Schultz

Also Bunz and Roy are shaping up pretty nicely. Still very young goalie prospects. But Oiler won't be contending for a cup until another 2 years not including the lockout.

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