Seriously, this board is irrationally fixed on FO. Give your heads a shake.
Staal is an elite, big C who overtakes games when it matters most. A top line of Penner-Staal-Hemsky would be very legit. If he is available (which I don't believe he is), I'd definitely hope Tambo make a play for him. We can't be picky about salaries at this point if we want an elite player. We're not getting a top UFA, we're not getting NTC guys, we're not lucky enough to get a top-2 pick in a lottery, simple as that.
In a more realistic optic, if we aren't tanking yet, I wouldn't mind Aaron Ward to add a bit of physical to our D. (or to help us tank, since he sucks so much this season)
Im a devils fan nd I actually want to see Souray come on back. You guys wanna let him go for Oduya and a pik?
No on oduya as he is pretty much a darker version of Chorney but i am pretty sure that the Oilers could use alot of what the Devils have in prospects and players such as Halischuk, Cormier, Clarkson? Lots of crust there
Carolina, a team that is going to re-build for the next couple of years have NO REASON to trade thier top young star for a 33 year old defenceman...it makes no sense.
If the stars alligned and tambo **** a gold brick this morning, staal coming to edmonton would cost picks and young players.
Gilbert (or maybe Grebs), Cogs and a 1st gets their GM on the phone