Thread: Speculation: What must Edmonton do
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03-07-2013, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by HitmanKiller12 View Post
I don't have a link, but last summer the oilers were getting calls from the islanders trying to pry him away. Also I know Snow would be reluctant to parting with Nino because of his size/skill combination. That is why I offered Hartiakenen, because he brings the same size albeit with less skill. That is where the 2nd comes in. This offer still might be low but I was thinking if they like Harti and don't like Nino the gap in value may close slightly.
The isles think Nino has 30 goal, powerforward potential.
That 2nd, doesn't close the gap between Hartiakenen's 3rd line potential and Nino's 1st line potential.

The Edmonton Journal reported last summer, that the Oilers called the isles asking if Streit were available. The isles ended up saying no. It's not a big stretch to think the isles would have eyed Hartiakenen as a possible pickup during their discussions.

Since last summer, the isles have had youngsters Ullstrom, Cizikas play well on the NYI 3rd and 4th lines, while and Nino/Nelson have play well on the AHL roster. I doubt we'll see Snow overpay for Hartiakenen with Nino+ Nelson+ Strome knocking on the door, expected to challenge for 2013-2014 nhl roster spots.

Kabanov, at 6'3 plays a physical style, he's very aggreesive with his puck pursuit and board battles. He's also in the mix.

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