Berg sucks. I know Huddy or whoever on the Oiler coaching staff is transforming 5/6 defensemen into World Cup candidates (Staios, Cross, Ulanov) but to EXPECT them to turn Berg into something special is much like turning water into wine. IF we were short on defensemen (which we're not), then I wouldn't give more than a 6th rounder for Berg. But otherwise I'd rather stick with Cross, Ulanov, Semenov, Bergeron or give time to Luoma, Lynch, or Woywitka instead.
Smith for Berg, you've got to be kidding me right? I wouldn't consider moving Smith in the first place let alone only getting a player who is the calibre of Berg. If Smith does get moved for some unknown reason, the player that will be brought in will be a young forward with promise, or someone who Lowe thinks is underperforming in his current situation and thinks will prosper with this club. We have too many D already, and I would be happy if this team stayed exactly the way it is. Now we have the money to keep guys like Smith, so its time to stop trading away our best players and give them a chance to gel together. Its time to keep a team around instead of having the revolving door that we seem to have here. I don't blame most of the players for never looking to comfortable with the guys they are playing.