Thread: Speculation: What must Edmonton do
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03-08-2013, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Soundgarden View Post
If you want Weber we better be talking a devastating trade. If we are trading Weber you should ask yourself, will we regret this deal? And if the answer is yes then we probably have a deal. A defenseman who can play 20-25 min. without looking like dog crap is essential, no d-man, no weber.

Would you regret a Weber for two of yak/hall/Eberle/rnh + one of Justin Schultz/Smid/Petry + probably some picks

OR

One of the big four +two of your d-men+ picks/roster players?
Weber is signed longterm now. When it was looking like Weber may want to leave when he was an RFA last summer, his trade cost would have been lower IMO. Something like one of the big 4 + Klefbom + pick.

Right now though? I don't think the above is unrealistic. We're talking about a guy who is a ~top 3 dman in the world, and by many considered to be the best dman in the world. He does it all. He's great defensively, he's physical, he has a good shot, he can play in all situations and play very effectively in all situations.

IMO, for Edm to get somebody like Weber, we're talking RNH + Hall + Schultz, as absurd as that sounds. Weber in terms of value to a team is just a notch below a guy like Crosby, and there are people out there who would argue he has equal value (aka those that value building around a Dman over a Centre).

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