Why would you want to downgrade from Petry to Coburn?
Do people actually watch Coburn?
I don't know, but I'm pretty sure the only reason you see Coburn in a million different proposals here is because he was rumored to be coming here at the draft. He is a questionable "upgrade" on what we already have.
That being said, Petry is massively overrated here. His play on the first Red Wings goal last game was so awful. I was looking at the hilight again and he more or less stops skating once Helm beats him, he has to at least try to take a penalty on something like that. You need to be trying on a play like that, dive or skate faster, slowing down was just sad....
The scary thing is that he might actually be the best Oilers defencemen, sorry, but I don't think Petry would be anywhere near the top 2 on most NHL teams...
Boyle, Pyatt and Del Zotto
Hemsky, Eager, N Schultz and a 2nd...
Gives us some size for the bottom six. Rangers get Hemsky as the most useful player right now to try and make the playoffs. Can use top 6. Del Zotto gets a change of scenery and perhaps a chance to shine. We'd probably have to do better than that, but a thought.
If Eberle goes, i hope we get one of the better d-men out of New York (Staal, MacDonaugh).
Maybe something like B.Richards and a 1st round pick for Hemsky works for both teams. If Richards does not work out, we buy him out in the off-season. I don't think we should be re-signing Hemsky anyway.
KLowe; Sven L-in-deh-k-ev-ist...
MacT; Yeah, he's been one of the best goalies in the league, we should see if he's got any major weaknesses right now...
Mess; Sven? Whats he from SWEDEN!? YOU building TEAM SWEDEN!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHA! (*slapping knees and belly laughing*)
KLowe; HAHAHA!! ....OH SNAPCrackle! HAHA!
MacT; I keep saying we need a goaltender, Kev, did you even look at my memo this morn-
KLowe; Jesus, Mac! Your damned beer is spreading condensation onto my area. Do you remember? We agreed that I need a larger area!
...and this is a silk shirt you son of a *****!! Keep it together!!
MacT; Right...well it's a Zima...Kev...
Mess; ... (*KLowe and Mess seem to momentarily stare blankly ahead failing to register what had just been said*)
MacT; ...Anyway...we need to keep an eye out for BOLD MOVES alright fellas? This is important. You too Mess, if you're coming on boa-
KLowe; EY MESS!! You bring any of those LAYS Potata'chips with ya?!!
Mess; You're god damned right I brought some god damned LAYS Potata'chips!! How many you need? four chips? five? HAHAHA! (*taunting Lowe*)
MacT; No guys, the game is starting we need to fo-
Klowe; Give me the bag you jack ass!! (*the two grown men begin to wrestle on the ground*)
Coaching carousel??? Wasn't that you mentioning that...talk about hedging your bets.
In hindsight, Eakins should probably not have been hired to begin with. I am all for giving him the full season, but I don't believe anything will come out of it. It looks like the team has already checked out on him.
Definitely looks like we'll be in the running for Ekblad. On the bright side he's exactly what we need in a prospect. #1 potential, NHL-ready.
We need a #1 dman either way though, or at least someone capable of handling top matchups. For us to properly develop Nurse and maybe Ekblad, we can't just throw them to the wolves. We need to insulate talent like that if we want them to become top pairing dmen in the near future.