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06-20-2013, 12:46 AM
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If MacTavish is even half serious about fixing the mess in Edmonton he's going to be after toughness, and he's going to be after defencemen. I think a sweet deal for both clubs would be something like this:

MacLaren
Gunnarsson
Kulemin
Grabovski
1st round pick

for

Eberle
1st round pick


The Leafs move up in the draft to grab a better prospect, and get a pretty good albeit expensive player who might be dynamite riding shotgun for Kadri.

The Oilers add depth up the middle, get a more meat and potatoes winger to replace Eberle, a top 4 defenceman who's still young enough to grow with the core of the team but provide instant credibility (Gunnarsson is a totally underrated defenceman) to the blue line rather than potential alone. In MacLaren they guy some legit toughness, size, and ability to play a role on the team.

If it's not anything as ambitious as this, it's probably something smaller involving former Eakins players like Mark Fraser who's a tough defenceman they could use or Matt Frattin, a big winger they could really use, but not especially tough.

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