FA Signings, Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread IX:
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11-02-2013, 07:22 PM
I Ain't Even Mad
Join Date: Mar 2009
Oilers should be looking at Calgary, Winnipeg, Nashville, Philly and maybe NJ for potential trading partners and pieces.
I think it's pretty obvious the Oilers will most certainly have to part with one of their premier players, most likely Eberle and sadly (IMO) Yakupov, but no one aside from RNH should be untouchable.
They also need to start playing harder, and playing better because while we all know they're not a very good team, they CAN play better. They have to play with more consistently and urgency to help boost some guys' value, that would help alot. Otherwise they're ****ed because as someone stated above they're heavy on the top end talent (although even then, not really) and low on any sort of quality depth.
Schultz, Smid, Petry... they can all go as far as I'm concerned if it's parlayed into something bigger and better. Especially Schultz, who literally looks awful in his own zone almost all the time, like he doesn't have a clue of how to play the position. The sad thing is it's not even entirely his fault, because idiot management 1) didn't get him a decent enough veteran/bridge D-man to help his transition to the bigs and 2) he was gift wrapped top 4 ice time.
But that's a convo for another day. Something's gotta give though, a deal needs to be made, they need a shake up.
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