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02-01-2013, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by AJGass4 View Post
To respond to the rebuild thing, we really had no choice or a choice had to be made in order to decide what diection would be taken.

We never had a bunch of vets that were worth much of anything so the idea of trading to get good young players was not an option.

Calgary may be able to speed up the process by getting rid of some good vets, but it still doesn't guarantee success.

That being said, I enjoy watching our team win or lose and feel that we will be a very good hockey team after having years of not making the playoffs.
Smyth was traded for peanuts, Hemsky wasn't traded, Souray wasn't traded. Those were the 3 main reasons the oilers rebuild has taken so long poor asset management had they moved all 3 for young players they would be a playoff team this year if not last.

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