Thread: Gagner at 2c
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12-25-2012, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by tiger_80 View Post
Jordan Staal just got traded for a 3rd liner and a 1st round pick. Surely, the Oilers could bring in a 2C for some combination of roster players, prospects or picks. Maybe not as good as Staal, but more suitable than Gagner. IMHO, right now the biggest needs are upgrades at 2C and at 4C. Would not hurt to add another top 4 defenseman either.

Ideal scenario to start 2013/2014 season

Hall-RNH-Eberle
Yakupov-A-Hemsky
Smyth-Belanger-Hartikainen
Eager-B-Jones
Petrell, Vande Velde

Petry-Smid
J.Schulz-C
N.Schulz-Klefbom
D

Dubnyk
E

bought out: Horcoff
trade bait: Gagner, Paajarvi, 1st round and 2nd picks in 2014

Players to target as UFAs or through trade:

A. Veteran 1a-2C (Getzlaf, Weiss, Legwand, Berglund, Laich, Anisimov, Dubinsky)
B. veteran 3-4D two way or defensive (Coburn, Seidenberg, B.Stuart, Klein)
C. veteran 4C (PK and face-off specialist (Steckel, G. Campbell, Pahlsson, Letestu).
D veteran 7D (Hannan).
E. veteran back-up goalie
Who was the last center prior to Staal to be moved, who would be an upgrade at #2 center? You don't move a guy like Gagner in hopes that some other center falls into your lap, because it doesn't happen often.

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