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02-18-2014, 06:18 PM
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thadd
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I wonder how many people here make a career out of lurking the trade rumour boards.

Stasny: No size or aggression, but he'd be a huge upgrade over Gagner. Wouldn't trade for him but if he were available as a free agent I'd be very happy to have him as a pick-up.

Zajac: If you could hear me laughing now. Really. Sure let's pick up Horcoff V2.0. Zajac's contract isn't as bad as Horcoff's, but we'd actually have to give up something to get him. If Zajac was making 4.5M his contract would be very attractive to a lot of teams out there.

Couturier: I'm guessing a thousand or so people have brought Couturier and Edmonton into the same conversation. No creativity on this one.

Spezza: Like Couturier, Spezza to Edmonton has been discussed on many occasions. It doesn't work for us, though and that just shows that you just wrote this to get people to visit your blog and either don't care about the Oilers or don't know anything about their situation.

1: Edmonton's biggest need is help on the blueline.
2: Edmonton's second biggest need is big physical forwards who can play top six minutes.
3: Spezza is a 30 year old with the body of a 35 year old. His production is declining and you can't blame it on his supporting staff. With Bobby Ryan added into the fold he's on pace for less than 65 points. On top of that Spezza isn't a clutch guy you'd want going into the playoffs. In 56 playoff games he has only 2 game winning goals. His plus minus is horrific and a power play specialist is hardly what Edmonton needs given the forwards they've got right now.

Congrats. You have failed.

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