Thread: Value of: Ales Hemsky at the Deadline
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02-17-2013, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Zippy316 View Post

What motivates the Bruins, a team in playoff position to trading one of their key cogs in their top six for Hemsky? Horton's proven to play well in the system while Hemsky is still a question mark.

The Oilers have to make it sweet enough for the Bruins to do it. Straight up doesn't entice the Bruins who want to make a run. If the Oilers find a way to fill another Bruin need, then they might bite at it. Otherwise, there's nothing that makes the Bruins want to do that.
What motivates the Oilers, trading a player because they are likely out of playoff contention, who has 1 year extra on his contract for a player that will what... play 13 games as an Oiler and then be open to the highest bidder as a UFA?

How does that make any sort of sense for the Oilers?

You only trade Hemsky if you aren't going to make the playoffs. You don't trade for a UFA if you aren't going to make the playoffs.

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