Thread: Proposal: Oilers Caps
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12-18-2012, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
If the draft position is known to be in the first half of the 1st round, sure. If it's a drawing (in which Edmonton is likely a later pick) or known to be a later pick, I would abstain for now.

Pretty much every UFA goaltender is either over the hill or garbage. While some of the 35+ guys could fill in for Holtby for a season or two, if Holtby falters and we don't have Neuvirth we could be in trouble. Grubauer is still only proven in the ECHL, and while I personally believe he will reach the NHL, he still has a ways to go.
Sabourin would be the backup over Grubauer if we made the trade, but Grubauer could be a really good backup in a couple of years.

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