Thread: Proposal: FLA/EDM - Offense for Defense
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07-01-2013, 03:35 PM
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Smid your top defenseman? Ouch..
"top defensive defenseman." As in blocking shots, shutting down the other team's top line, PK time...you know...Defense.

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Gagner has been thrown into every Oilers trade, and there is a good reason for it.
Gagner has been thrown around in a lot of proposals because he is approaching UFA status and Edmonton supposedly needs size in their top six. He's been a consistent ~45 point scorer since he was 18 years old.

He's already Stephen Weiss and he's only 23 years old.

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If you don't think Florida gets bent over in that deal, you're delusional.
My post has nothing to do with Florida's valuation of the trade. I was simply stating that it would set back Edmonton several years of development. You can't deny that.

But I will point out that Gudbranson isn't a surefire top pairing guy when you consider how he's trended so far. Draft pedigree is one thing, but a career -41 in his first 100 NHL games is surely something to be worried about.

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