Oilers and Gagner working on extension: [UPD: Elected Arbitration]
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06-27-2013, 03:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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I would consider it debatable whether Visnovsky was ever a quality 1 or 2. To me Vis is like a d version of Gagner. Puts up the points but next to useless at doing most of the things considered mandatory to play position. You would clearly need a discerning eye and bring in a top 2 that fits the teams needs. A vis type d would be redundant on this team.
1) Lubo was absolutely a top pairing D when we had him. He was the highest scoring D in the league for a while.
2) Lubo would be a perfect D here. We need guys that can pass the puck and whose first thought isn't to ring the puck off the boards and give it back to the opposing D.
And I leave this conversation at that. I don't want to take the thread off topic. My point was that moving players and then trying to replace the holes they've left hasn't worked well for us in the past. I would prefer we don't count on it for the future.
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