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03-08-2013, 09:52 AM
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It's not that simple in Edmonton. We've watched wth anticipation in the past when managment has gone after big fish like Hossa, and Heatley only to be left feeling out in the cold. We landed Pronger and a year later were right back where we started.
Realisitcally for a team like Edmonton you either need someone who's home grown and wanting to play here (Petry, Smid) or someone who is a professional and plays well every night (N. Schultz). We can get lucky and find someone who wants to build with the core of forwrds like J. Schultz, but those are rare and not typically banging on the door here.
If we go out and overpay for a D we throw our cap situation into severe trouble in the future. The answer isn't as simple as everyone makes it out to be. a trade for a D just coming into hsi own would be the best option but again...not many teams are looking to trade guys like Larsson, Bogosian, OEL etc. Even offering a piece like Yakupov or Eberle only gets you so far in discussion towards those players.
If the Oil GM has any brains at all, he would send the money truck to Ryan McDonagh`s house in the summer (if he makes it that long as a RFA)
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