Not a major deal, just one I'd like to see the Oil do, wondering if NSH fans would agree that its fair value?
To NSH: Pouliot, Schremp, 2nd
To EDM: Bonk, Zanon
Why NSH does it?
Nashville gets 2 cheap forwards (on a cash strapped team) who should both be able to crack the Preds lineup next year. Pouliot needs to find his role, but no doubt has established himself as an NHL regular. Schremp is a wildcard, but given the Preds lack of skilled prospects, should be given a better chance to become an NHL regular than he was in Edmonton. The 2nd rder should be in the 45-50 range.
Why EDM does it?
Fills 2 of the biggest voids on the team, face-off help and a stay at home d-man, in rental form. Also helps that Bonk is a center with size (though not physical).
IMO its fair value, though I'm sure I'm cueing up the Schremp haters who somehow feel a 22yr old former 1st rder, who's AHL numbers have dipped this year while playing on a putrid AHL team (but he was able to put up 3pts in 4 games in an NHL callup), holds negative value
No way from this oiler fan, why would we trade away two guys with still alot of upside for an aging third line center and a stay at home d-man, Pouliot is basically a younger version of aloutgh Bonk is better denfense wise but Pouliet is more physical, Younger and probally more offensivly gifted, Schremp seems to take alot of heat from other Oiler fans but i would'nt trade him for Zanon when the oilers already have a few young stay at home d-men that can fill the injury void like Peckham, Smid, Chorney, Young or even Strudwick (not young but he is still there) i dont see why the Oil would make this trade it does'nt really benefit them in anyway.
The problem is the trade deadline is close and while I think we are a longshot for the playoffs we simpy don't make this trade to a team we are chasing. That being said this is for once a realistic trade proposal and pretty fair vaule and i give you props for that.
The Oilers have needed a player like Bonk all year. They've seemed perfectly happy not to try to get one all season, so I don't see why they'd be looking to do it now. Zanon is a decent player, but until the Oilers show they're serious about wanting to compete this year, I wouldn't count on them doing much of anything.
No he didn't. He remembered he was a Flamer, and therefore any trade to better the Oil shouldn't happen (given we'll likely meet the Flamers in the 1st rd).
To those who don't like this from the Oil's side, Zanon and Bonk are exactly what we need. The 2nd rder is arguably the most valuable component of this deal, and that's not that much to give up to fill 2 holes at the deadline. Pouliot is what he is, a 3rd liner with some potential to grow offensively. Schremp is the coin-flip. If he becomes 3/4 as good as what some Oil fans hoped for, NSH wins hands down. Its a risk, but one that can pay off in the form of getting past the 1st rd (especially if it were against the Flamers). Seems to me NSH fans feel this is fair value, but I agree with predfan24, there's no way this happens until March 4th where the Preds know what their chances are.
This is a trade that makes sense for both teams. The oilers get older, better on the penalty kill, and has someone that can complement their offensive defencemen. Zanon and Bonk are defenitly worth getting. Pouliot has been outplayed by Cogliano, Gagner and Nilsson. Schremp isn't going to play as long as MacT is coach.
Great. More of our junk for good players. The best thing the Oilers give up is the 2nd round pick. No way does Nashville do this. Makes no sense for them what so ever.
Ahh, yes, no Oiler proposal is complete without the budding optimism of Desert Oil. Everything we offer is junk, clearly. Even more compelling - the fact that Preds fans seemed to think "our junk" was fair value (if they're out of the playoff race March 4th).
So please, great evaluater of proposals, tell me what Zanon and Bonk are worth. Both are UFA's, neither being a top 6 F/top 4 d. Explain to me what that is worth... but obviously you will need to use another team's roster as an example, given our roster's collection of junk
Take bonk out and add tootoo and it would be a deal.
I hope you are joking. It's a mediocre package offered to rent two UFA's. If the Preds aren't interested in bringing them back or can't get an extension AND are out of the playoff race AND can't get anything better, then they might take it. Add any player under contract (well, other than Belak) from the Preds and you get laughed out of town.