Oilers 2 Players Away From First NHL Team Since 2006
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08-17-2014, 02:57 AM
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if the deal is for a pick and a plug, we don't lose in a deal for Lecavalier. assuming he comes in with a positive attitude and ready to contribute any way he can. And if guys like Kaihra and Yakimov can work Vincent Lecavalier out of a roster spot, they can play for the Oilers. I'm not buying into the hole at second line center. and i believe we are deep at every other position other than center. so if we need to run 2-1-2 on 2 lines, we have the forwards to do it and the centers to pull it off. If the 1st line can contain, and the 4th line can get us ozone starts. We can win games. If we can piece a 2nd line together that can also contain. We have a team with the tools to get it into the playoffs.
Lecavalier is barely a 2nd line centre at 34 and is set to make 4.5M for the next 4 years. The Oilers will need tons of cap space in the next 2-3 years (Yakupov, Draisatl, Schultz Marincin, Nurse) will, hopefully, all command substantial raises and guys like Ferrence and Pouliot will still be eaiting a chunk of cap space.
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