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02-28-2014, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CupofOil View Post
Also, once Gagner is dealt (likely right around the time of the draft), the Oilers have literally nothing in the organization that remotely resembles a long term top 6 C solution and as you said, there are plenty of solid close to NHL ready Dmen ready to make the jump.
What we need on defense is veterans capable of playing big minutes, not more rookies.

I would obviously be thrilled with Ekblad, but i think the need for a center in this draft is being understated by a lot of folks around here. There's a lot of Ekblad or bust or Ekblad then a big drop off sentiment and i couldn't disagree more with that.
It begs the question:

What is more important, a top pairing D man or a 2C behind a bonafide 1C?

From now until the draft lottery all we can hope for is to have the decision in our trusty ( ) scouts' hands

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