I have said this before, does Edmonton think they are a Shea Weber away from making the playoffs? I don't think so, so why would they trade for him right now? It doesn't make any sense.
If there's a chance to get him at a semi reasonable cost, you do so. Players of his caliber are not available very often. I'm not sure I'd do Eberle, Ganger and a 1st... but I think there's definitely a deal to be made between the two teams.
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I think the most the Oilers would be willing to part with would be Yakupov + Gagner + Schultz + 2014 1st rounder. The winner of the trade would depend on how Yakupov pans out. And also how high that 2014 1st rounder is. I mean, if it's Ekblad...
I'm not going to say I wouldn't be willing to part with one of Nuge or Hall in a trade for Weber, but these are two key pieces we are building around and we really don't want to part with them, if we are giving up one of them in a trade for Weber it will have a lot less sweeteners on it then if you wanted to take Eberle or Yakupov instead.
3 Weber deals:
Weber for Hall + Marincin
Weber for Nuge + Klefbom
Weber + Gaustad (mostly cap reasons) for Eberle or Yakupov + Gagner + 2014 1st round pick + 1 additional conditional 1st round pick if we make the playoffs anytime in the next 3 years.
Weber for Nuge + Klefbom sound pretty good.I think if both teams throw in their 1st rd picks than it's a slam dunk deal.
Weber + Nas 2014 1st for Nuge + Klefbom + Edm 2014 1ST
Nashville needs a goalie, they should either sign one, or try to see if they can get a guy who's playing exceptionally well in the minors or something like that for cheap. The Leafs would give up Drew MacIntyre for practically nothing, and while he has sucked in the NHL, he has played exceptionally well in the AHL, and on a minor league swap, he could very well be worth a shot. If worst comes to worst, he's sent to the AHL as a mentor and dominates there. I don't think Nashville wants a Halak or a Reimer or something like that, so a MacIntyre or someone like that could work quite well.
that Would definitely give us a defenseman to build around. Gagner and Eberle would make the top 2 lines in Nashville immediately better. This trade would give the Oilers the chance to hang on to their 1st rd pick and either draft a player in the top five, or use the pick to fix another glaring hole. And Arcobello plays a smart game and has developed chemistry with other forwards in the Oilers line up, and he wins faceoffs, so he could fill the second line center role quite nicely.
For once I agree with a Canucks fan lol
there would be a hole made by Eberle going, but the 1st rounder could help address that