Edmonton Oilers Free Agency Targets 2013- Bold Moves?
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07-01-2013, 07:46 PM
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#1 D - none available. We already got
and I think management will bring back 1 other guy (I'm thinking
) and resign
#2 W - Clarkson/Horton will both be overpaid and will end up being a Horcoff type of contract in the future; I hope we stay away from them. I could see management even looking at Vinny or someone like Briere and trying Gagner some at 2nd line LW, but I am more hoping that we give
the chance this year since there aren't many better options out there and we can see if he can play top 6 forward minutes consistently... I could see us give Flippula a long look too especially if Mac gets desperate
#3 W - I think
makes some sense like people have mentioned. If he's willing to put in a solid effort like he did with Mac half the time then he could be a solid 3rd line winger or even supplant Paajarvi on the 2nd line halfway through the year if he really struggles.
2nd #3 W - since I bumped Paajarvi up to the 2nd line, we will need another 3rd line W. I think we sign a
or Richardson type of player. And they will kind of replace Jones. Smyth may get some looks here as well.
#3C - I'm dreading thinking Horcoff will still be here. His skill set would make him a decent #3C, just the way he's paid they almost feel obligated to give him minutes elsewhere plus we need new leadership and it's hard to have a new leader when the old one is still kicking around. I think the end of the day, Mac will find someone to take him on though.
from Ottawa, I think in the end, we will get this trade done. we likely will have to eat half of hemsky's salary but mac gets the C we need
#2G - I hope we don't overpay for a backup, Dubnyk has been in the top half of the league in save % with arguably the worst defense in front of him. He's our starter and no reason to give someone big bucks. If there's a veteran out there for 1.5 million a year then i wouldn't mind us making a move for them, but i think in the end we give
a shot for at least a year to make room in the ahl for the young guys
though I would not mind seeing Gordon signed and to have Lander play some wing or even some third line wing. A guy like Malhotra would not be a bad signing either or even Steckel
resign, Smyth and Brown are there too. I wouldn't be surprised if Smithson is brought back as well
Box: Smyth, Brown
Box: Frstic or Potter
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