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12-16-2012, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by notloilersfan View Post
This purely hypothetical (and if any Blues homers decide to come on and read this, please don't say 'this would never happen' because I don't care. I'm asking for value from Oilers fans).

Say St. Louis for whatever reason offered Pietrangelo for Yakupov. Would you take it?

I personally would. I think what is happening in OKC is evidence as of why. Even with a far more elite offense, they are doing worse than last year because they have a D-core that is less experienced. (Bringing up again, the value of having a steady D-core.)
I think a D group of:

J. Schultz
N. Schultz

going forward would be one of the best groups in the NHL and guarantee us playoffs every year, while still leaving us a very elite top line, and just some secondary scoring and grit holes to fill
Relative to their respective leagues:
Our NHL D is >>> our AHL D
Our NHL secondary scoring is >>> our AHL secondary scoring
Our NHL PK is >>> our AHL PK
Our NHL goaltending is > our AHL Goaltending
Our NHL PP is > our AHL PP

N. Schultz-J. Schultz

is most definitely better than

Deck-J. Schultz

The AHL's top pairing is better than the NHL's version, however the 2nd and 3rd pairings are much greater at the NHL level.

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