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David Musil vs. Oscar Klefbom
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02-18-2014, 08:24 PM
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At this point what we know is LA won this bigtime in a lol transaction that got them the holy grail and didn't even cost a roster player.
Not to mention the huge financial benefit there is to an org for winning the cup. Which does great things to even lukewarm markets. Kings already cashed in their chips and hit the jackpot. Klefbom needs to be a way better asset then Penner for us to even talk about this deal being close to even. Due to the long range deferred benefit. There is a cost in that. We're seeing that nature of cost every game, every year, in what is a sad sack lineup. That could probably use Penners size and intangibles.
Oilers needed immediate help when they made the deal. Not long range deferred assets.
WE don't need more draft picks. We didn't then either.
Why is Penner being hailed as the player who put them over the top? Penner was a passenger the entire season, and the cup was won on the back of Quick. LA could have literally traded 10 1sts for Ryan Smyth and still won the cup. Would that deal be a win for LA because they won the cup with Smyth? Penner had an extremely marginal impact on winning the cup, his contributions (3 goals, 11 points) were mirrored by Trevor Lewis (3 goals, 9 points) and Dwight King (5 goals, 8 points). Was Trevor Lewis responsible for the cup? or could he (and Penner) be replaced by any 3rd liner and no impact would be noticed
And by keeping Penner, we would have not been any better off. He would have had a couple 25 point seasons (like he had), and we wouldn't have gotten Perron (an upgrade)
If we are talking about assets, Penner is an asset declining at a very quick rate, and is no longer with LA, and likely wouldn't have been with us today (he had 2 chances to sign here)
We also didn't immediate help, we were a horrible team with no prospects. The Penner deal is the exact example of a rebuilding deal
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