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.
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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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