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01-06-2004, 07:29 AM
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here is my thought on oates:

as it stands right now, I wouldn't give a 2nd roound pick for him but he is playing a lot better lately and everyone here hopes he continues to improve. My idea of someone offering a 2nd round pick is based on them having a key injury late in the year.

When clarke traded for him, it was the reusult of recchi (?) getting injured and clarke having to deal from a position of weakness. If you read my original idea, it took this into account. Someone is going to get injured and Oates (if he is playing well) is one of the best short term rntals in the nhl. He is smart, excellent defensively and wins most of his draws. In short, everything you look for in a 2nd/3rd line centre in the playoffs.

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