Thread: Speculation: Hemsky to NJ
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01-13-2013, 08:44 AM
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Some people a missing the facts here, the fact is the Oilers are not going to make the playoffs, and if they did it would be a bonus. If they do trade Hemsky, it will be for something that would improves the team and not for a player that would be a patch job. The Oilers need a physical D to combat teams like Calgary, LA, Minnesota, and the Canucks, and Tallinder doesn't fit that description. Any owner of a non-playoff team would fire his GM if he traded a top 6 forward for a 1 1/2 rental who is debatable if he's better then what his team has.

If they do make a trade it will be for a player in his prime or a top prosects + picks, that would help the team, not for someone that close to the end of his career. If they were a cup contender there would be a chance, but the Oilers are not.

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