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07-02-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockey Buddha View Post
MacTavish, by all reports, had the most lines in the water at the draft table of any GM, but none of those deals ultimately made sense for the Oilers. Apparently, MacTavish and Holmgren had a deal in principle in place, but according to reports, Holmgren backed out on it before it was consummated. The deal apparently centred around Colburn with multiple pieces going either way. According to various news stories, both sides are still talking and a deal could still happen.

These are trades involving multimillion dollar assets. I don't want our GM rushing into them, as much as I want things to happen, like everyone else.
There is a lot to this logic.

We always hear GM's use the term "moving parts" and anytime your talking trades under a brand new CBA...its going to take a lot of time/calculating and carefulness.

I cant ballpark the chance of Coburn ending up here...but...the fact the deal is not 'dead' is a very good thing and Its a nice change to see this manager taking some serious time to deliberate/negotiate.

You don't have to act "fast" to be "bold".

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