Thread: Speculation: Hemsky to NJ
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01-13-2013, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
The biggest knock against Tallinder is his age. He's still a good defenseman, but plays very similar to Nick Schultz as well, so he would kind of be a duplicate. I'd be a lot happier with Andy Greene, I just don't think the Oil are looking for a guy who is a year or two away from retirement when moving Hemsky.
This is my concern as well.

Assuming both were playing well, we would be trading a winger under 30 years old for a guy that IIRC is 34-35 years old.

I think the Oilers want to target a guy in the 23-29 range, even if it means adding to a package to get someone they like.

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