Whitney for Bouwmeester. I think it's fair- Whitney is obviously the bigger health risk, but he plays an up-tempo offensive game and had just nine fewer points in 30 fewer games. The Flames also gain nearly $3M in cap space in 2012-13, with Whitney coming off the books next summer.
Edmonton's impetus would be gaining an unspectacular minute-muncher who would pair well with either Jeff Petry or Justin Schultz.
Bouw's only on the books for two more years and last time I checked, Edmonton wasn't anywhere near $70.2M in cap.
Also with the addition of Bouwmeester, your defense wouldn't be the laughing stock of the league.
Actually, it probably still would.
No need to burn up cash and cap space on a guy who we won`t want when we`re fighting for the division title in a couple of years.
Nice attempt at trolling to dude. In case you aren't aware (and its obvious that you aren't), the Oilers have a glut of defense prospects, many of who should end up as pretty solid NHL'ers, a couple of potential top pair guys. We are in the business of building from within, not taking other teams bad contracts.
Wouldn't take him for free. No, I wouldn't take him if the Flames paid us. He has zero playoff games. I don't think isn't a coincidence. The guy has no heart. Tons of skill. But no heart.
I said it when he was a UFA, i keep saying it. DO NOT WANT. DO NOT WANT. DO NOT WANT.
i dont even think he has that much skill. he isnt that great of a skater for rushes, he has a long stride though. the assets that he has are his physical frame and long reach, long stride... putting that to use to be more than - at his very best- an Eric Brewer circa 08...is his issue. The best he will ever be is Eric Brewer circa 08.
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Like I said, he only has 2 years left on his deal and the Oilers are below the cap floor right now.
We're 3.5 million under the cap. We haven't signed Yakupov yet, and he'll almost certainly get the 3.75 cap hit that RNH got. Plus we have to re-sign RFA's Gagner, Petry, Dubnyk, Peckham and Vande Velde. 4 of those are NHL'ers. We won't be below the cap floor. And there is no reason to add a big hit of a guy who we don't want.
And like I said, when we're contending for the division title in a few years (ie, the year after this coming season), we won't Bouwmeester's loser mentality crapping up the system.