Thread: Proposal: Oilers/Flyers/Coyotes
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12-13-2012, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeywrench View Post
I said put them back on the map like meaning other teams would like to see them and they would have a franchise player to market around which they don't. They would accept this trade
Yes because Doan is a huge marketing failure and Yandle, OEL, Smith or Bödker are nothing but chopped liver.

Tip; they're not and they're rather popular. They got plenty of players that could be marketed as franchise players already, Eberle wouldn't really change that.

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I would put money on it would be easier to market around Hall than OEL is what I am talking about when I said the back on the map comment.
I also do not think they trade would hurt your team at all.
How would the trade help?

Gagner had a 47-point year, only 4 more than Yandle who were kinda off at times during the season. He also don't have a defensive upside at all. Eberle provides a lot more points, yes, but he also shot at an abnormally high shooting percentage last season and it's a question if he'll be able to maintain it. However, his defensive upside is lacking as well.

So we gain a 3rd line scoring center, 2nd line on a bad team, and a 1st line winger if we lose our 1b line two-way center and our 1st pair defender and with Whitney gone, #1 PP player. Sure, Eberle will probably replace him there but then without a playmaker for him how efficient will he be?

Then there's the question of Gagner(most likely not) or Eberle will even fit in the Tippett system. It's not a fast, high-scoring system that they're used to and Eberle's main efficiency will be greatly reduced that way.

So yeah, Phoenix really only gain one really useable asset, one stopgap C and one draft pick that they don't really need right now because they're not in a rebuilding phase.

Who is in a rebuilding phase? Edmonton. Keep that draft pick and those two players because we don't need them in Phoenix.

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It's much easier to market wins than losses. OEL helps us win more than Hall would.
Pretty much this. With Yandle and Hanzal gone I have a hard time seeing the Coyotes reach the playoffs in the next season and probably the one after that unless Eberle have a breakout 90+ point season, something the Coyotes system isn't very likely to provide.

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