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03-30-2013, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by magnoctophas View Post
I'd immediately phone my buddy and tell him to remove the bag of dog litter left at Tambo's front door if he could get a prospect like Subban for Hemsky.
I think you might be underrating Hemsky or overrating Subban. Not every first rounder is going to be an impact player. Let alone the the unpredictability of Subban and the fact that he won't contribute for years (if he does).

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You know how to make an argument, unlike one of you *ahem* *snicker* counterparts.
Well, sometimes I make an ass of myself but every now and then I stumble across something potentially worthwhile

Thanks for the compliment though, appreciate it

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Originally Posted by Slatsmsg View Post
The Oilers are no longer in asset accumulation mode, now is the time they will move assets (including prospects) to improve areas of weakness. Bruins and Oilers are not a good match for a Hemsky deal unless of course it fills another need, a big strong top 6 left winger with a scoring touch.
WHo's going to give that up for Hemsky? They would be better keeping that player than trading for Hemsky so that doesn't sound like a realistic deal. Hemsky just isn't the type of player I can see as being attractive to a rebuilding team and no playoff team is going to give up a player who is better than Hemsky for Hemsky.

Trading Hemsky for a prospect and pick who could both help in the next couple of years sounds to me exactly like something that would help the Oilers, but if you say they would not do that I am not going to argue with you.

Hemsky will be 30 in the offseason and has had a lot of wear and tear on his body over the lasr few years, that doesn't sound like the type of player an up and coming team would trade for if the price is as extremely high as you say and I just really doubt anyone is going to trade roster players for Hemsky if they are in the playoffs unless it is lesser players and you are saying that won't happen so I think Hemsky would end up staying in Edmonton. I am sure you would be happy with that.

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I'd love to have Peverly, but he's not enough by himself to get Hemsky. Figure out a way to get Boychuk in the deal and I'm all for it.

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Originally Posted by Double Dion View Post
Agreed, Hemsky is so overrated it's ridiculous. The guy I'd want out of Edmonton is Ryan Jones. I like Horcoff too if the Oilers eat some of the cap hit. The rest of the guys I like are part of their core.
Listening to the way the media talks about him, Hemsky is underrated if anything. I'm an Oiler fan first and foremost, but I do like Boston and watch them play when I get a chance and I do think Ryan Jones is a better fit with the make-up of their team and someone who they have the potential to retain, Hemsky is signed for another year and Boston will ultimately have to decide on re-signing Horton and trading Hemsky or just retaining Horton and I think the better option is keeping Horton.

Hemsky doesn't play a Boston style of game, the main thing he would do for them is improve their powerplay, which has been way too weak for way too long.

From the Oilers of the players who are available I think Jones and Whitney would help them the most, relative to the asking price. Whitney is not the player he was but still can contribute and he is an upgrade on Aaron Johnson and could serve as a power play specialist, Whitney is also a Boston kid and I think he would really give it his all to the team in the playoffs. Jones hasn't put up points this year, but still has that element to his game he came off an eye injury and wasn't upto speed to start the year he scores most of his goals off putting away loose garbage around the net or on breakaways, and while he hasn't played in the playoffs his style of play makes me think he is well suited for those big moments.

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