Thread: Prospect Info: David Musil vs. Oscar Klefbom
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02-18-2014, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
How did he do? I'm sure he can't hear you from the stanley cup ring in his ear. When you trade a starting winger with size and 2 1/2 years later you have nothing at all, you have been screwed over. Oiler fans fell all over themselves laughing it up at how we killed lombardi in that trade. 2 1/2 years later we are still waiting.
Originally Posted by raab View Post
Fixed, we easily lost the Penner deal.
You sure seem positive that the Oilers easily lost the deal.
Here's a newsflash. Klefbom is freaking 20 years old and this is his first season on North American ice so what is this nonsense about the Oilers losing a deal when we have no idea what impact Klefbom will have on the Oilers?

The correct answer is that L.A. got what they wanted out of the deal which is a forward who helped them win a Stanley Cup and the Oilers got what they wanted which is a 1st round pick that turned into a darn good prospect who can potentially be a fixture on their blueline for many years to come.
As of now, it's a win-incomplete because L.A. already got their value out of the deal and the Oilers were going nowhere with Penner anyway. It was likely only a matter of time until he was dealt anyway and the Oilers got a prospect who can potentially be an important player for them who wasn't going to be here long term.

Lets re-evaluate the trade in 3-4 years then we can get a better read on the return that the Oilers got. If Klefbom becomes a solid top 4 Dman for the Oilers, then the trade was a good one and if he turns out to be a bust, then it would have been a waste of an asset but a worthwhile gamble nonetheless.
Saying that the trade is a loss is just as dumb as those who said when the trade happened that it was a fleecing in favor of the Oilers.

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