Thread: Proposal: Oilers/Flyers/Coyotes
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12-14-2012, 03:26 AM
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Looks brutal at first glance for the Oilers. Let's see what the lineup looks like after the deal:

Hall-RNH-______
Simmonds-Couturier-Hemsky
Smyth-Hanzal-Horcoff
Jones-Bergeron-Petrell

Yandle-N.Schultz
Smid-Petry
J.Schultz-Whitney

Honestly not a bad proposal for the Oilers. The only problem is we already have Belanger and Horcoff attending to the 3rd/4th line.

Hanzal/Couturier are a bit redundant here. Ideally we'd have both (2C Couturier, 3C Hanzal), but with Horcoff/Belanger both there it's not feasible.

Figuratively speaking I'd much rather work with a top-3 C set of RNH-Couturier-Hanzal with supports like Yandle and Simmonds heading forward than have the high-end offensive force we have (RNH-Hall-Yakupov-Eberle) and a 1st round pick.

That 1RW can easily be replaced by an average top-6 forward. Oilers would likely be a playoff contender at that point.

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