Thread: Proposal: Oilers Leafs
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01-16-2013, 01:05 PM
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What's this NOT EVEN CLOSE stuff that Leafs fans are going on about?
I would do this trade as an Oiler fan and i can see why the Leafs wouldn't do it but i fail to see how the value is so lopsided.

Gunnarson is only playing on the top pairing with Phaneuf because the Leafs don't have any better options. He is ideally a solid, stay at home 2nd pairing guy which is what Nick Schultz is. Gunnarson is better but not by much and even that's questionable.

As far as value is concerned, i see Kulemin perhaps having slightly more value due to his durability and better 2 way game but Hemsky is superior offensively when he's at the top of his game, last year was an aberration for him.

Again, i would do this deal for the Oilers and i highly doubt that the Leafs do the deal but it's not a slam dunk in favor of the Oilers by any means.

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