Thread: Proposal: Col-Phx
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07-30-2013, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by huntison View Post
The point that some fans are delusional on how much OEL is worth?
No, the point that he's not available because he's their #1D and a top-quality defenseman in the NHL, and even Sun Belt teams deserve to have good players.

Originally Posted by huntison View Post
And that having Toews and Saad would make pheonix way better than just having OEL?
Actually... no it wouldn't. The focus on blueline skill down there - and the way contracts are set up down there - means they'd have to pretty much reinvent their currently functioning team concept if they traded OEL. Therefore, they'd need to get back somebody who's so overwhelmingly dominant that it justifies reinventing the team. Toews and Saad, while highly awesome players that can significantly contribute to any team, do not justify a team reinvention.

Adding them by just about any other means would very likely be good for Phoenix (there's salary details to be worked out also, but that's a side discussion). But not by moving OEL.

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