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04-20-2013, 03:35 PM
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I'd prefer more subtle changes, keeping the core.

First I'd like to see the Oilers get creative with the compliance buyouts:
Smyth and Belanger for Upshaw. Compliance buyout Upshaw.
Horcoff for Liles. Both teams compliance buyout each player (Toronto save a little $ on the buyout). Sign Horcoff for $2.75.

We need to keep our fab 5.
Trade up with our or ANA's 2nd rounder (depending where we finish) into the top 3 and draft Barkov. Keep Barkov in Finland for a year unless he beats out Gagner for the #2 C slot in camp. He'll replace Gagner as the #2 C next year.
Sign bigger wingers still on the upswing of their career. Bickell for $2.5 and Stalberg for $2.5
Sign and PP/puck moving D such as Streit for $5M per.
Resign Fistric or similar hard hitting D for about $1.25.
Trade Hemsky for a gritty 3rd/4th line PK/faceoff specialist. Fiddler.
Sign 4th line LW/PK specialist. Preferably and upgrade on Petrell.
Sign 13th forward, tough guy. Volpotti?
Sign veteran backup goalie. Garon for $700.

Hall - RNH - Eberle
Bickell - Gagner - Yakupov
Stalberg - Horcoff - Paarjavi
Petrell upgrade - Fiddler - Brown
Tough guy (Volpotti?)

Streit - J.Schultz
Smid - Petry
N.Schultz - Fistric


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