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02-10-2013, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Cujomi View Post
IMO if this year's first is moved appropriately it's not that valuable if we can get into the playoffs. I wouldn't mind giving up our first for O'Reilly. I think that Colorado recognizes that they're not going to be competing this year.

Something like Puempel + 1st 2013 + 3rd 2013 for O'Reilly (signed). I would do that. Chances are that you are not going to get a player as good as O'Reilly in this year's draft past the 15th pick and it would allow us to compete more with Spezza's prime years. Turris could be moved to the wing if ROR from last year is for real (which we are banking on).

Michalek - Spezza - Turris
Zibanejad - ROR - Silfverberg

That's actually a legitimate top 6 IMO next year. We also have more flexibility if Spezza goes down because Turris can slot over and we can fill in the top 6 with a number of players.

I know that we're seeing a great amount of improvement from our guys, but the reality is that even though we've gone through a rebuild/retool or whatever you want to call it we ARE in a position to compete right now. If we're not going to take advantage of Spezza's prime, as much as it pains me to say it, we might as well trade him away because it's likely that his window of being elite is closing within the next 3 - 5 years.
A few comments, it is quite possible this team will draft in the top 12 this summer.

My reasoning is that this team is two young at key positions to be consistent, and in the shortened season the veterans are going to find it tougher as the games pile up at a fast pace.

If the Sens had any interest in O'Reilly they might as well offer Turris in return because moving Turris to the wing would spell the end of his effectiveness.

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