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11-23-2012, 02:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Neither Oiler fans or Caps fans would make a Carlson/Eberle one-for-one deal, which would probably put their value about even. From an Oiler perspective, Petry is worth more to them than Schultz and a 2nd would be, so I would turn that down from an Oiler perspective.
As much as I love Shattenkirk (it killed me to see him go one spot before the Oilers had a chance to take him with their 2nd 1st rounder in 2007), the upgrade from him to Petry and getting Berglund don't make up for losing Eberle in my mind. Call me a homer if you want, but there's a lot of value to having an elite talent who comes from your own back yard and grew up chearing for the home team. I also don't see Berglund as being at the same level talent wise either. Oiler fans want more size in the top 6, but I don't think suit size is a good enough reason to downgrade on talent and ability. Size and position is what got Chris Gratton drafted ahead of Paul Kariya too.
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