OEL has pretty much solidified himself as our top dman so there's very little chance if any that he would be dealt. He certainly wouldn't be dealt for unknown quantities, whether its the top pick in the draft or not. Personally there isn't a realistic trade that could be made to make me give up OEL at this point, he's just getting better and better.
Originally Posted by NeilYoung
Values probably there but I doubt PHX does it, OEL's a stud
Whenever I watch PHX he looks better than Yandle...
He's been better than Yandle in almost every way this year. Add in the constant turnovers that Yandle has been committing and he's already making some enemies on the Yotes board.
I was waiting for OEL proposals to take over once the Adam Larsson proposals died out.
That OEL + PHO 1st for #2 overall +#32 is particularly bad. 30 teams are looking for a great young defenseman on an ELC, and 30 teams are unwilling to trade their great young defenseman on an ELC for draft picks or scraps
What if the Oilers won the lottery. Would phoenix do that trade? #1 for OEL?
I have a hard time believing they'd do so. Why trade a potential No. 1 D-man for a guy who's been injured a couple of times who MIGHT be a franchise winger? And even then, OEL's position makes him more sought after in the long run.