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11-09-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by oilersfan11 View Post
A big need going forward for the Oilers is a number 1 defenseman.

Doug Hamilton fills this need for the future.
Giving up significant value to fill needs is a great way to ensure that you have a mediocre to terrible team for the long run.

Making even trades to fill needs to great. However, this trade isn't even - it would be giving up far too much value from Edmonton's perspective.

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Originally Posted by Tim Vezina Thomas View Post
Great post.

Starting a team from scratch I take Yakupov over Hamilton quite easily, Hamilton doesnt have the #1 pick pedigree, but he certainly has a top five pedigree, even though he dropped to #9.

Would I trade Hamilton for Yakupov? HELL no. Hamilton fits our team needs to an absolute T, and is an absolute blue chip franchise potential defensman.
Also a great post.

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