I don't think anyone's taking over Florida and Colorado's draft positions.. With our schedule we could easily be in 3rd by the end of the year. If FLA takes Jones, COL takes Drouin we take MacKinnon. Trade Gagner for Gardiner. Toronto will lose Bozak to Free Agency and they have a lot coming on defense.
Gardiner - J. Schultz
Smid - Petry
Ference - N. Schultz
Originally Posted by Harley
I hope Mac T is thinking like me and adding our first round pick to our fab 5 making it a sweet 6. I bet he is totally thinking of moving it. But in a deep and very strong draft that pick (what is it now top 7?) could very well be a stud #2 D man or a legit big framed #2 centre. It just may be 3 years longer than he may want to wait for it to pay big dividends.
With impatience comes mistakes. He better not be starting off his tenure by making a big mistake just because he bodly expressed to all of us that he is a man of action. Every GM in the league is going to test his mettle over the next 6 months. Sometimes inaction is frustrating. But its still better than getting hosed in value on a stupid short sighted trade just trying to back up your false bravado.
Originally Posted by oilersfan11
It looks like a roster that's going to receive another lottery pick in 2014.
Originally Posted by shogun99
Signing Iginla would be the greatest thing ever. That would be like Calgary signing Messier.
Originally Posted by joestevens29
The problem is in 3 years MacT could be fired.
I don't think he's just going to move that top pick for nothing. It will be for something that can help us now and long-term.
This team has spent enough time being patient and as MacT has stated it's time to start making the bold moves.
Maybe they don't move the #1, but they will explore that option as they should.
Originally Posted by BowDangles
Judging by trade deadline talk I think we can almost guarantee that Max Talbot will be an Oiler this summer. Unless he is a player that only Tambo wanted..
I wonder what the cost to get him is?
Originally Posted by s7ark
Other teams will bid if Lucic is available. If anything I thought my offer might be a bit low. In terms of contracts, we'd be moving out a bit more than we took back.
Lucic is the most quintessential power forward in the league right now. He's the ideal 2nd line LW for this team. If he's available and it doesn't require any of the big 5, we have to chase him.
Leafs fan coming in peace. I noticed the Gardiner/Gagner proposal and thought I'd give a Leafs perspective. To be honest, even if Bozak leaves as a UFA, we don't have an urgent need for another centre unless he's a cut above everyone else or he's a top 6 centre with size. If Bozak leaves, I'd assume Kadri would bump up to the 1st line and Grabovski would be able to return to the 2nd line. McClement would centre the 3rd line.
Plus, Gardiner is a big piece of our defense going forward and if he was moved, I'd assume it'd be for a top 6 centre with size (which everyone seems to be looking for...).
That's not to say I'm against having Gagner on the Leafs necessarily, but he'd be more of the same.
sad isn't it. Calgary is having the worst year they've ever had, flirting with a top 3 pick, and there is a fair chance they will still finish higher in the standings than edmonton.
sure shows how the rebuild is going under lowe and tambo.
also shows how useless top picks are if you don't properly build a team around them.
I can't see how yet another top 3-5 pick should give anyone cause for celebration, with the holes the Oilers still have.
I think the Oilers can finish roughtly where they are, around 24th or 25th in the league.
~sigh~ maybe I'm being too positive.
We will tank to the point that we'll finish 28th or 29th,then we'll end up winning the draft lottery and selecting Seth Jones.
I have a feeling we will finish at 26th but considering our schedule and those of the other bottom teams i can see us falling to 29th.
HF boards should be prepared for us to win the lotto again and this site exploding from the backlash.
If I was HF i might even shut down for a couple days if Oilers get a top 2 pick. lol.
I hope we pick hig enough that MacT doesn't feel like trading our pick.
I think if MacT is picking 1-3 he might trade to move down. Pick up a strong asset in the process. If the Oilers feel Klefbom is the better asset as our top D in the system, and Marincin is at or above Jones. I dont think we will have an interest in Nate; Barkov , Monahan i think is what we want. If you can grab a decent blue chip PLUS the player you wanted to begin with (a middle 6 large framed centre --which we do NOT have anywhere in the system) by just flipping the pick you got for sucking the last 6 games than i am ok with it. The prospect would have to be special though in addition to the flipped pick.
Like if Ottawa had 8th and gave up Stone to go to #3 I would do it. ESPECIALLY if Jones and Nate go 1-2 and leave Barkov and Monahan still unpicked and us sitting within 5 picks.
I know OTT is not going to be at 8th.
Last edited by oilinblood: 04-18-2013 at 08:11 PM.