FLA/EDM - Offense for Defense
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07-01-2013, 01:26 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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First off, that isn't 'crap'.
Secondly, while you should value your prospects highly
(even though Gudbranson isn't techmically a prospect)
, that trade would set the Oilers back several years. Losing a young NHL veteran centre and their top defensive defenseman would hurt immensely. Moving them for a defenseman with high draft pedigree and a big centre prospect is essentially like throwing your money into a wishing well and hoping for immediate success.
Smid your top defenseman? Ouch..
Gudbrason is gonna be a beast, and is a righthanded shooter, which aren't too many off.
Bjugstad has already played a couple of NHL games to get a feeling for the NHL.
If you don't think Florida gets bent over in that deal, you're delusional.
Gagner has been thrown into every Oilers trade, and there is a good reason for it.
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