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02-18-2007, 10:01 AM
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Edmonton should be our trading partner

bot teams have disappointed so far this year , the Oils have lost thier 2 best puck moving dman in Spacek and Pronger, and now have tough time in thier own zone.Lupal and Torres have been mentioned in deals , maybe a change

of scenery is what they need, they are still young , and they are coming off a year
where too many players were having career years , Pisani got 14 goals in the playoffs, he is hard pressed to score 14 goals in a regualr season, but you ride the wave and momentum of the playoffs . But this year both teams need a major shakeup , and may have the ingredients to pull off a trade . The bottom line is with bot teams struggling, you may not need to overpay. Horcoff, Stoll, and the above , any one would look good on this team .It`s a start , Lupul for example may pan out into a 30 goal scorer, How many do we have ? I would rather try this type of blockbuster deal for now , than spend 4-5 mil and overpay an over hyped bum in the offseason , when teams spend like drunken sailors . Then you can bring up some kids , a frugile signing or two , and take it from there. The Leafs are crap as they are have Pohl, Ponikarosvsky, Steen, Stajan, Wellwood, Battaglia, Devereaux, and Antripov , all contributing MUCH MORE than our stiffs and they come on the cheap .
Folks you can`t wave a wand to turn around this ship overnight , but we need to start somewhere, and a Souray deal, a blockbuster with the Oilers I THINK IS THE START we need. We don`t have a Malkin in the wings, the draft won`t do much this year , but a big trade with some risk for 23-26 year olds may not be bad.

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