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06-20-2013, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by jughead42 View Post
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.
You put in a good effort and there's lots of players Edmonton would want but this just isn't a good deal for the Oilers.

7th > Gunnarsson, Kulemin, McLaren
Eberle>21st, Grabovski

I like Grabovski but thats a bad contract and he isn't a type of player we need. The 7th overall part of the trade isn't bad value but none of the Toronto pieces are likely to be as good as the pick is. We lose the eberle part of the swap badly so chances are we give up the best two players in this deal for good but not great players.

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