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06-30-2006, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by GermaniusKingpinius
As a Oiler fan i would do a Pronger for Pitkanen deal straight up, adding carter/richards as suggested by some people is totally unrealistic though.

If i was a Flyers fan i would NOT trade Pitkanen straight up for Pronger. Pitkanen is already a top defenceman, who may become the best offensive defenceman in the NHL soon; his contract and age are also a huge plus. The Flyers are slow enough, and Pitkanen is a better fit for them than Pronger. They have seen him progress and i am sure Flyers fans want to see the final product, just like us Oiler fans do with Hemsky.

I do think Pronger is being under valued here, he is the best defenceman in the league imo and adds a TON to any team in the league, but if i was a Flyers fan i still wouldnt trade Pitkanen for him, just like Flames fans wouldnt trade Phaneuf for Pronger(nevermind the rivalry).

If the Oilers ever acquire Pitkanen it will be because
A.Clarke loses his mind
B.Flyers get a must win now attitude, which is unlikely(due to Sniders comments)
C.Some kind of large multiplayer package, but i dont see it happening

I just dont see a fit, even though i would love to.
someone gets it...

I think Nieds and Lidstrom are better... but that's just me.

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