Possible role players for next season
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05-13-2013, 10:39 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
We are all agree the Oilers are too soft, need better backup goalie, terrible bottom 6 and defence that wouldnt even win you the memorial cup bad.
My crazy offseason proposal
Internal Team Moves
Gagner 6 years @ 4.5M
MPS 4 Years @ 2M
Harti 2 Years @ 1M
Fistic 2 years @1.5M
If all the centers are gone by #7 which I suspect will be the case. We solidfy our top 6 size issue and choose Nischukin. Also Yakupov gets a comrade to keep him happy and should form a dynamic duo for years to come.
Then if Curtis Lazar is still available in the upper-teens we trade our 2 2nd's to get the 1st to get him
Hemsky for 2nd pick any team pretty much
Eric Belanger (Cap retained by Oilers for 2013/2014 season)
Random low pick like 5th 2013
Prospect like Hamilton or Peckham or whoever of the b grade prospects
Brian Boyle NYR
2nd round 2014 pick
Cal Clutterbuck MIN if resigns (Makes the bottom 6 a living hell to play against and gives the top 6 respect that they wont be run like they are.)
Ideally 4 years 8-9M (2-2.25M per yr)
if no resigning then its a 4th pick 2014
Free Agent Signing
Brian Bickell CHI 2 years 2-2.25M (2nd/3rd line winger that brings some nasty and chips some goals)
Rob Scuderi 2 years 3.75M (Overpay but this years UFA Dmen are super thin and we need a Lefty D to mentor J Schultz because N Schultz couldnt handle the mentor role and is a third pairing guy)
Adam Cracknell 2 years 1M-1.2M (Hidden under the forward depth in St.Louis, love how th guys plays and the stats dont lie that he is a great 4th liner.)
Good backup that is hidden by Niemi breakout season. 2 years 750-800k
Line up 2013-2014
Bickell-Lazar-Clutterbuck (6M assuming Lazar is around 1.5M cap)
Scuderi-J. Schultz (7.5M)
N.Schultz - Fistric/Potter/Marcinin/Klefbom (5M)
Belanger salary retained (1.75M)
Comes up about 60M leaving 4 M space.
Team gets a much more respectable defence with two true top 4 pairings.
Griess is a much cheaper and most likely better backup than Habby.
Boyle, Cracknell,Bickell,Clutterbuck brings grit and scoring threat actually.
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