Thread: Speculation: What must Edmonton do
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03-06-2013, 10:10 PM
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No, the Oilers don't need to trade any of their star forwards. Eberle's 22, Gagner's 23, Hall's 21, and RNH and Yakupov are both teenagers. Each one of those guys is so far away from their prime it's silly to suggest the team will have scoring problems forward.

Dubnyk's a good goalie. Haven't run the numbers on him, but he looks like a legit #1. The defense can be fixed into "adequate" range through free agency or trades for solid depth guys from teams with a glut of top 6ers -- Gardiner in Toronto is the victim of a numbers game right now, and you've got to think Nonis is looking to move out one or more of Holzer, Kostka, Fraser, Komisarek and possibly Liles. Focus on drafting mobile two way defensemen now and down the road. Problem solved.

Really Oils fans, the sky is not falling. Sit on your talent and watch it grow.

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