bot teams have disappointed so far this year , the Oils have lost thier 2 best puck moving dman in Spacek and Pronger, and now have tough time in thier own zone.Lupal and Torres have been mentioned in deals , maybe a change
of scenery is what they need, they are still young , and they are coming off a year
where too many players were having career years , Pisani got 14 goals in the playoffs, he is hard pressed to score 14 goals in a regualr season, but you ride the wave and momentum of the playoffs . But this year both teams need a major shakeup , and may have the ingredients to pull off a trade . The bottom line is with bot teams struggling, you may not need to overpay. Horcoff, Stoll, and the above , any one would look good on this team .It`s a start , Lupul for example may pan out into a 30 goal scorer, How many do we have ? I would rather try this type of blockbuster deal for now , than spend 4-5 mil and overpay an over hyped bum in the offseason , when teams spend like drunken sailors . Then you can bring up some kids , a frugile signing or two , and take it from there. The Leafs are crap as they are have Pohl, Ponikarosvsky, Steen, Stajan, Wellwood, Battaglia, Devereaux, and Antripov , all contributing MUCH MORE than our stiffs and they come on the cheap .
Folks you can`t wave a wand to turn around this ship overnight , but we need to start somewhere, and a Souray deal, a blockbuster with the Oilers I THINK IS THE START we need. We don`t have a Malkin in the wings, the draft won`t do much this year , but a big trade with some risk for 23-26 year olds may not be bad.
geeman, isn't Lowe having to read the same writing on the wall that Gainey is ? So, why would he deal an asset for a soon to be ufa ? I have a feeling that any trades may surprise us and not be a ufa for prospect type of deal, but I don't see the Oilers upside here. I have no problem with a Souray deal, assuming he isn't or can't be re-signed, but maybe the Oil aren't the team. Maybe a month ago, but we hadn' dropped 6 straight a month ago.
btw,I really like Horcoff and think he'd be a good acquisition. Just making childish limericks with his name would be good.
solid move, he was a good prospect , a change of scene maybe he pans out .
Remember years ago, Quinn tardes Stojanov for some unknown named Naslund , and Vancouver may have made one of the best deals in history , look at Cleary this year in Detroit , you take a small gamble on a player below the radar , at the right price , and chance it .
Grebeshkov could end up like Markov. It's not like M-A Bergeron is anything good.. He's like Ryder on defence.
I agree, but call him terrible was exaggerated...
Grebeshkov could en up like Markov. That was the expectations for him you're right. A d-man take time to developp and I agree. That said, Grebeshkov is like 23 and we can't say that he has really developped in the last few years.
Don't get me wrong. I would have do this deal in a second from the Oilers POV. The Isles were looking for depth and Bergeron brings that to them. Grebs could be a great d-man in a couple years. But right now, the odds are that it's a pretty even deal for both team with a potential winner at the end.
In fact, I have a strange impression. IMO, Grebs will not be a Oilers by the deadline. I think that Lowe made this deal with something bigger in mind. Mark my words.