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12-10-2013, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by OnTheBrink View Post
Edmonton biggest needs:

Top pairing defensemen

Number 2 center with size and defensively responsible Ex. Hanzal type

Second pairing Defensemen

#1 Goalie

3rd line defensive responsible and gritty wingers

Assets willing to give up:

2014 1st rounder
one of Yak/Eberle would have to get a very significant return.
Dubnyk in package for upgrade at goalie.
don't confuse it.

The secondary need is the top six center with size and grit. 2nd pairing D is more of a luxury than a need for the Oil. I would respect someone wanting #1 goalie as either the biggest or the secondary need, but imo we should look for a free agent for the netminder, or at least wait until we see what Bryz can do.

Our biggest need, the top pairing D, is ideally a RHD. It should be someone who is young enough to be able to play alongside Nurse for at least a few years (but ideally young enough to stay with the team a long time). They don't have to be Pietrangelo. It could be someone like Petry who makes less mistakes

As for assets willing to give up: anyone other than RNH and Hall really, and I suppose Nurse as well. I agree that Ebs/Yak better get a high return but one does make the other expendable so there's that.

I think that if we are serious about finding that D or center we need we should be open to trading Perron as well. It better be a pretty good player coming back if that's the case

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