Something brewing between Maple Leafs and Oilers?
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06-20-2013, 02:34 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Leafs aren't interested in trading young players for picks or for older players.
As stated by the leafs brass, they will trade young players from a position of strength for other young players of equal ability for a position of weakness....like the Schenn/JVR deal.
Nonis dealt a few older players for picks in Lombardi/Brown. With how weak the Oilers are on the blueline and having lots of cap space I could see them offering a pick for Liles who would fill the LD PP role that Whitney occupised. The Oilers wouldn't have to give up a lot and he could be used in a veteran mentor type role as well as allow the Oilers time to develop their D prospect instead of rushing them into hard NHL minutes before their ready.
Liles is a better option to fill that LD PP role then any available free agent.
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