Oilers to Complete "Wow Factor Trade"?
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11-02-2012, 11:26 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Vancouver needs a 3rd line C. Luongo doesn't have as much trade value as people think. I could see a Luongo for Horcoff, low first tier, high 2nd tier prospect and a pick. It gives Vancouver some more depth and some options with the prospect/pick.
Horcoff is a fine defensive centre. He's worn out his welcome here because folks have expected unrealistic offense out of him. I mean, he was our #1 C for years. He'd do well in a role in Vancouver, and we'll finally realize how good of a depth C Horcoff actually is.
But with that, I'd almost rather beef up the D and roll with Dubnyk
. I actually think Dubby can be a solid goalie with a legitimate NHL D in front of him.
To be honest, I'd rather face Dubnyk than Luongo especially as the Oilers improve. I don't see the Canucks being interested in helping the Oilers speed up their rebuild unless they are getting a high return from Edmonton. If the value is what you set out above (and after hearing Oilers' fans complain for years about Horcoff I think you'll have trouble convincing Canucks' fans that he has a decent value given his contract) then I see Luongo likely being moved to an Eastern team.
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