Thread: Proposal: Oilers Avs
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12-13-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ManByng View Post
^that's because posters give up way too easily on players once they see a flaw or two....suddenly they have either a diminished value or no value at all. such is life on the HF Boards.
Has nothing to do with flaws, Ales Hemsky is a tremendous hockey player but you have to admit, he's been injured a lot the past 3 years or so.

I have to believe that's the only reason he's being offered to the Avs in a deal like this at all.

As others have mentioned, we traded for a guy like Downie because as a team we also needed what he brings to the table.

So kudos to the OP, I think the value is more than fair but the Avs would decline because as already mentioned, we'd have to play against Downie in the division*, Hemsky is double the money with more of an injury risk and we'd just be searching for another Downie type player again afterwards.

(*although re-alignment might eventually change this, who knows when they end up doing that...)

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