Thread: Eklund Rumor: Isles and Oilers talking deal.
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02-09-2013, 06:03 PM
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I could see the Oil being interested in the following:
D - Mark Streit (Visnovsky back, maybe he's available, Swiss connection with Oiler Coach Krueger)
D - Travis Hamonic (don't see how Snow moves him)
F - Nino Niederreiter (swiss connection with Oiler Coach Krueger)
F - Marty Reasoner (golden in the face-off department and Oilers need depth @ Center with the rash of injuries)
F - Kyle Okposo

But what would it take to get them? can't see anything of substance from the Oilers squad that Garth Snow would entertain in return.

The obvious Oiler dump is Paajarvi, but I don't see where he fits with the Islanders, and what else to add to the deal.

Does the following work?

F - M.Paajarvi 1.5mil (RFA at seasons end)
D - R.Whitney 4.0mil (UFA at seasons end)
F - N.Niederreiter 1.9mil (RFA in 2014)
D - M.Streit 4.1mil (UFA at seasons end)

Don't really think this move helps either then a change of scenery, its more of a lateral move for both clubs as salaries are almost a wash, where one teams failed prospect for another teams failed prospect.

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