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04-22-2013, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
I don't think they were really looking at doing that until maybe this year.

When you are going through a complete tear down and rebuild you don't usually try add core guys, you like at adding players just to get you through the years.
Chicago added a big piece in Brian Campbell, which in hindsight, gave them a legit D, a veteran presence and a big signing in FA. They also made a big signing in Huet.

Looking back, even though Campbell handicapped them cap-wise, he instantly gave them a legit piece that was able to shelter the kids. They looked outside their own veteran core to get him.

I honestly don't think we have that piece. Horcoff etc is not what this team needs. The Oilers need to announce to the NHL that they will bring in a big piece from the outside and give the room some perspective. Campbell came from solid teams that were somewhat contending in Buffalo and San Jose.

If you overpay and need to deal with the consequences cap-wise later, you still do it.

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