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The Three Constants In Life: Death, Taxes and Oilers Draft Watch
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12-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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I dont see it, the top 3 are all going to be players. For me thats Reinhart, Ekblad, and Bennett. I was on board with trading the pick, but after watching both Reinhart and Bennett I'd wait until the draft and take one of them and trade RNH or take Ekblad. I'll bring up a deal I've thrown around a few times with RNH going to St. Louis for Berglund + Shattenkirk+Jaskin. Then trade Gagner+Klefbom to Chicago for Hjalmarsson. Then Yakupov+Petry to Philly for Couturier+Simmonds. Sign M. Greene and Hillier. Gives us a lineup like this:
Once Bennett gets older and more mature he takes over the top line center role and bumps everyone down a spot.
I think it would suck to watch RNH go win a Cup (or two) in St. Louis and become a 85+ point no.1 C there. Couturier + Berglund is overkill.
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