Thread: Proposal: Boston/Edmonton
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03-03-2013, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Joey Moss View Post
The deal breaker here is Smid and Ference.. Hemsky for Horton I might do.. Paajarvi for 1st I probably would do. Smid for Ference not even close, IMO.
Pretty much this. Smid loves the city, is a fan favourite, and is our best defenceman. I would expect the Oilers to be working on an extension as we speak, hopefully around a 5 yr deal in the 16 mil vicinity. No doubt Horton is both an upgrade and fills a bigger need than Hemsky, but the difference between those two vs the difference between Smid and Ference isn't close enough to pull the trigger. Paajarvi vs a 1st that will be 25-30 is a wash. He will have a full time spot next year on the 3rd line, as I think Hemsky will be dealt at the deadline.

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