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03-21-2013, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by actionjackson View Post
Couldn't agree more...

for all those blaming Dubnyk (I defend him, but have no investment in him with our franchise) what are we going to get in the immediate/near future that a) makes us better b) has a similar cap hit or c) what are you willing to give up?

complaining is so much.
The Oilers have $7.25M on the books for both goalies this season. Why not look at someone in the $5M - $6M range? That leaves a chunk for a backup goalie.

Whitney and Khabi are serviceable TDL pickups for teams looking for depth. Who knows, maybe someone takes Smytty. Maybe move Hemsky as part of a big swap.

There are potential UFA assets to move as well. Are the Oilers willing to pay the big raises Gagner and Smid are going to ask for? If not, is it better to move them now and at least get something in return.

That's the start of an answer for your b) and c).

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