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03-12-2013, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Seachd View Post
I'd say anyone talking about trading any one of the big 5 is jumping the gun by years.
Should we wait until they all demand trades, because we weren't proactive and sucked for their first 5 years in the league?

Eberle or Yakupov for a legit #2 Dman is a trade that needs to happen.

Originally Posted by FreeRadicals View Post
Also regarding trading the big 5 this would be my order in untouchableness.

1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
- unrivaled hockey talent and potential.
- slight injury concerns (shoulder) and physical development is decent but suspect.
-only trade if we're getting a franchise player in return.
-ex.) pietranglo, karlsson, malkin,tavares

2. Taylor Hall
-brings tenacity and often dictates plays. Important catalyst of offense.
- good leadership quality
- however injury concerns and hockey iq is lacking
- trade only for franchise player or established first liners.
- ex.) franchise winger,#1 D

3. Justin Schultz
-our only true potential #1 Defenseman.
- no major flaws in game observed yet.
-high offensive defenseman potential.
- only trade if getting better defenseman in return.

4.Nail Yakupov
-least proven but shows promising potential.
-Only pure goal scorer out of fab 5.
-minor injury concerns (concussion) but not too bad.
-major development includes confidence building.
-distinct offensive playing style the oilers lack.
-trade only for top line forward or #1 D

5. Jordan Eberle
-most proven out of all 5 player.
-captain clutch. Dependable in offensive situations
-plays similar (puck movement) style as RNH
-best player so far, but his playing style is easiest to replace.
- RW depth on oilers is strong, making replacement easier.
-no real major flaws, but defensive game is poor, but will likely improve as development continues.
-trade for #1 D or top line forward.

sounds like you are willing to trade the latter two, so are they untouchable or not?

Also i very much doubt you can get an actual #1D for either, #2D is far value IMO. top pairi Dman vs first line forward (cant really call either more than that)

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