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11-09-2012, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SephF View Post
Because Hemsky Smyth and Jones are going to be here forever...

Smyth will probably play one more season and once Hemskys contract is over there's a good chance he wont be re-signed due to the kids' raises.

MPS already lead the team in zone start / finish and has proven to be at the very least an effective 2 way player. Can play on the third line and play above average defense while chipping in offensively.

What does trading him for a second accomplish? At least package him in a deal with another asset and try to land an actual roster player.

A second round pick...? Foolish.

He will never fit into the Oilers top 6. The Oilers are deep on the wings, our bottom six wingers need to be gritty, big, or penalty killers. MP does not fit the bill. IF the Oilers need to fill a whole in our bottom six their will always be better options via the free agency route. IF the Oilers can get a 2nd round draft pick for pajaarvi then you do it. IF not your looking at a loser for loser trade. I do agree, a package deal would prove to be best for the Oilers. But who wants a butter soft, player> You call him two-way but his offensive skills do not warrant such a title. IMO

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