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01-12-2010, 05:27 AM
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To Buffalo: Tom Gilbert, Robert Nilsson and Jordan Eberle

To Edmonton: Thomas Vanek

Salaries are pretty close, Vanek is struggling this season, the Oilers actually signed him to his current contract and would still love to see him paired with Hemsky on the top line for next season and years to come. Buffalo could use a guy like Gilbert on their blue-line which isn't overly deep whereas we can afford to deal from a position of strength, plus Gilbert is American. Nilsson is a throw-in/salary dump with potential. Eberle is the kicker, if he reaches his ceiling he could equal or exceed Vanek's proven output (40 goals, 80 points) but Eberle's trade value will never be higher than it is now whereas Vanek may come cheaper than ever.

Your thoughts?

PS = Perhaps Buffalo would be more interested in Moreau/Pisani than Nilsson and they could have their pick of the three...

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A rebuilding team doesn't need a player with a $7m+ cap hit (Vanek).
A rebuilding team DOES need young cheap good players (Eberle).

The end.

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A rebuilding team doesn't need a player with a $7m+ cap hit (Vanek).
A rebuilding team DOES need young cheap good players (Eberle).

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That about covers it.

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A rebuilding team doesn't need a player with a $7m+ cap hit (Vanek).
A rebuilding team DOES need young cheap good players (Eberle).

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If tombo did this deal--I would fly back to Edmonton and Kill him

for whatever reason Vanek has also sucked this year--

btw

The cap says hello to deal deal Gilbert is 4 and VAnek is 7 where do the oilers get the other 3 million long term---they would need to replace gilbert and Nilson

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Buffalo doesn't even think about this trade, nothing there helps their current situation. Sure they need a puck moving d-man, but Gilbert isn't playing anywhere near his A game and Buffalo is one of the top teams in the East. Trading Vanek for potential players does nothing to help them this year.

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Like Dubya would say "A bird in the hand is like... no, wait.... two birds in the hand is worth...uhhh... Its not a good idea."

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A rebuilding team doesn't need a player with a $7m+ cap hit (Vanek).
A rebuilding team DOES need young cheap good players (Eberle).

The end.

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Thread over in one. Well done. Mr. Torch.

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A rebuilding team doesn't need a player with a $7m+ cap hit (Vanek).
A rebuilding team DOES need young cheap good players (Eberle).

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I almost got caught up in the moment thinking "hey that's not a bad idea at all", but that pretty much snapped some reality into it. Thank you.

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replace eberle with cogliano and i would do it, but buffulo prob woudln't

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