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02-25-2014, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jadeddog View Post
yay! more trades where the oilers give up legit NHLers and in return get magic beans that in 3-5 years have a 25% chance of becoming almost as useful as the player you gave up to acquire them! who doesn't love those types of trades?


hemsky i get, he's about to be a UFA and walk, so get what you can... players like gagner and n. schultz better be traded for actual NHLers, or just keep them.... we can't keep going around and around and around on this carousal of giving up a legit NHL player and getting back a hope and a prayer
To be fair, the reason the Oilers don't have a second or third round pick is because they used them to acquire actual NHL players (Perron and Scrivens). So if the net balance is Hemsky, Gagner, Second, and Third moved out for Perron, Scrivens, Second and Third moved in, I would argue we come out ahead. In fact, we haven't seen that kind of strong asset management in a very long time.

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