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03-12-2013, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by misfit View Post
There seems to be a lot of talk about moving Hemsky for players like Stafford and Stewart. I understand the need to get bigger (well, I understand the desire, not so much the need), but I'm not a fan of giving up the best player in a trade. Especially when you're getting a player at the same position.

Visnovsky for Whitney
Pitkanen for Cole
Cole for O'Sullivan
Torres for Brule
Gilbert for Schultz

Tambellini's track record on player-for-player trades isn't great to put it lightly. I suppose an argument could be made that Stewart is an upgrade on Hemsky, but it's far from a slam dunk, and you know what they say; The devil you know...
The thing is if he doesn't do anything to try and balance the team out he'll be with Pat Quinn in make believe land.

It's not just Hemsky though IMO. We have very few assets that teams would want that we'd be willing to give up. At some point someone is going to be dealt and some Oiler fans won't like it. Just like that 4th rounder that many didn't want to see dealt.

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