PETER CHIARELLI: GM GENIUS

Jason Gregor
February 08 2011 10:29PM

Bruins GM, Peter Chiarelli traded Phil Kessel to the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 19th, 2009 for a first and second round pick in 2010 and a first rounder in 2011. This past June he used those picks to select Tyler Seguin and London Knight centre, Jared Knight, but it seems Chiarelli wants to trade this year's pick for someone who can help the Bruins right now.

Chiarelli was asked on WEEI radio in Boston if he'd consider trading Toronto's first round pick in 2011?

"Yeah, I'd look at it, sure. I've had discussions involving that pick. I certainly would look at it. We've got a lot of assets, so that alone allows us to be creative also … there's been one [deal] that we've thrown around here internally, I don't know that I would do it but it's something that warrants further discussion."

The last sentance is absolute brilliance on Chiarelli's behalf.

How often have fans lamented that their GM could have gotten more in return had he waited longer when trading away an elite asset. Oiler fans, and even Kevin Lowe himself, have wondered if he could have received more for Chris Pronger in the summer of 2006. (Back then he got Joffrey Lupul, Ladislav Smid and two first rounders and a 2nd. Today the trade has evolved into Jim Vandermeer, Smid, Jordan Eberle, Martin Marincin and Cam Abney).

Opposing GMs and Bruins' supporters wondered why then-GM, Mike O'Connell didn't let the rest of the league know he was shopping Joe Thornton. The Bruins got fleeced in that deal getting only Wayne Primeau, Brad Stuart and Marco Sturm.

Clearly Chiarelli wants everyone to know where he stands with his "bonus" pick.

Chiarelli's comments make it clear the Leafs' pick is in play, but the subtle hint that he is close to a trade will surely get every other GM's attention. Right now the pick would be the 5th choice, and at the very least it will be in the top-eight. Chiarelli is in a great position. His team is competitive, they already have a potential star in the system, Seguin, from the original deal, and now by going public he has increased his chances of maiximizing his return.

With 20 days until the trade deadline, this simple quote will have fans in every market looking at potential deals that could help their team.

COUCH GM

While every team would love a shot at a top-five pick, the reality is there might only be a handful of teams who are willing, and able, to offer up a fair package.

Ottawa, Toronto, Florida, New Jersey, the Islanders and Edmonton are either completely out of the playoff race or hanging by a thread like Buffalo, Columbus and St. Louis. There are many teams currently in the hunt for the postseason, but would any of their GMs be willing to sacrifice this season for a potential top-five pick?

According to Capgeek  the Bruins can "currently" only acquire a max cap hit of $2.9 million, so I'm assuming any trade they make will see Michael Ryder, and his $4 million cap hit, as part of the package going the other way.

EDMONTON: The Oilers are currently 30th, and Steve Tambellini would be willing to part with a proven player to secure a second top-five pick in June. Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner are the only Oiler veterans that would grab Chiarelli's attention. Chiarelli acquired Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell for Dennis Wideman and the 15th pick last summer, so it might take more than just Hemsky or Penner to get the pick. I suspect Chiarelli will want some sort of young prospect to be added to any deal.

OTTAWA: I know it would be within the division, but Chiarelli had no problem making the original deal with Toronto, so I don't see him shying away if the Sens put a good deal on the table. Chris Phillips is the obvious name to be part of the package, but the Sens would need to add much more. Would Mike Fisher entice Chiarelli? I don't think so, because he has two years left at $4.2 million, but Bryan Murray should be trying to save his job by securing another top-five pick.

New Jersey: Despite their recent hot streak, they aren't going anywhere, and you wonder if Lou Lamoriello wants to break up his team rather than see them drop out of the bottom five. Lamoriello's problem is he doesn't have anyone who financially fits with the Bruins. Elias and Rolston are too expensive, and past their prime. Would Lou gamble and move Travis Zajak and David Clarkson? Zach Parise is up for a big raise, so the Devils need to make some room.

FLORIDA: Chiarelli and Dale Tallon made a deal at the draft, but I'm not sure they can come up with another one. The Panthers only have veterans Weiss, Booth, Olesz, Wideman, Kulikov, Clemmensen and Bryan Allen under contract for next season. Bryan McCabe, Cory Stillman, Radek Dvorak and Chris Higgins won't get you a top-five pick. I don't see Florida being a partner.

NY ISLANDERS: Garth Snow wouldn't move John Tavares, and after that he doesn't have anyone who could help the Bruins playoff push. Marc Streit and Trent Hunter are hurt, and the rest of the lineup is too inexperienced.

TORONTO: You know that Brian Burke will call Chiarelli and see if he is interested in making another deal, and if I'm Chiarelli I'd be all ears. I loved the deal he pulled off in 2009, but this time Burke's cupboard is a tad bare. I'm sure Tomas Kaberle's name will be first out of the gate, like it has been for the past two years. Would Kris Versteeg and Kaberle be enough?

BUFFALO: Sabres new owner, Terry Pegula, has a reputation of being very aggressive, but Darcy Regier hasn't been that way in his tenure in Buffalo. The Sabres, after their win Tuesday, are only four points out with two games in hand. I'll bet Pegula would rather make the playoffs this year, and if they stay close in the next few weeks, I think they'll be more of a buyer than a seller.

ST. LOUIS: Most of the Blues best players are young, and moving one of them for another top-five pick would seem like a lateral move. The Erik Johnson trade rumblings don't make sense, especially for a draft pick. I don't think Andy MacDonald and Eric Brewer would entice Chiarelli and I doubt the Blues would move one of Oshie, Perron or Backes.

COLUMBUS: The Jackets have won three straight and are only four points behind 8th place Calgary with two games in hand. GM, Scott Howson's job is on the line if he misses the playoffs, so I don't see him trying to build a future that he won't be a part of. I see Howson as a buyer, especially if the Jackets are within four points or less.

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

CALGARY: The Flames are 11-3-4 since Darryl Sutter resigned got fired, and suddenly in the playoff picture. Would Jay Feaster roll the dice and trade Robyn Regehr, and hope his team could still make the playoffs and get a top pick? The Flames are in a tough spot. They don't have much depth in the farm, but would Feaster, or more specifically the owners, be willing to sacrifice a few home playoff dates for a potential franchise player? Tough call.

MINNESOTA: The Wild haven't had a first round pick pan out since they took Brent Burns 20th in 2003. Since Burns they've drafte AJ Thelan (12th, 2004), Benoit Pouliot (4th, 2005), James Sheppard (9th, 2006), Colton Gillies (16th, 2007), Tyler Cuma (23rd, 2008), Nick Leddy (17th, 2009) and Michael Granlund (9th, 2010). Granlund and Leddy are too young to judge yet, but the rest are more suspects than prospect at this point. Chuck Fletcher needs to make a splash, and I wonder if Nick Schultz and Matt Cullen would get Chiarelli's attention.

I'm sure many other GMs will contact Chiarelli to find out his asking price, and after yesterday's comments I'm sure Chiarelli's phone will be ringing frequently.

Letting the entire league know that  a potential top-five pick is on the market was a savvy move by Chiarelli, and I won't be surprised if he ends up getting more than the supposed offer that is currently on the table. The only negative might be that the current GM that he is dealing with gets annoyed and backs out.

Chiarelli likely weighed the options and realized, that in this case, a public auction will garner a higher price than what he would have got in a silent one.

Brilliant move.

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#51 dawgbone
February 09 2011, 09:54AM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

He also said he has a trade pending, which grabs people's attention. And if it is such common sense to suggest a pick is available how come we don't read about it more?

He didn't say he has one pending, he said that they have had discussions, and one deal they've thrown around internally (not sure if it means it was a deal proposed to them or one they are thinking about doing).

As for hearing about picks... you do, generally it's closer to the draft as opposed to the trade deadline (generally because teams with top 5 picks aren't in a position to be buyers at the deadline).

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#52 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
February 09 2011, 10:06AM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Do you think Magnus Paajarvi has more upside than Penner or Hemsky? He was a 10th pick. Sure it might be a gamble, but if Penner or Hemsky don't want to be here past next season, you need to get something for them.

While I somewhat agree, I rather wait til the draft then when we know where everybody stands.

We are in a very good position this year. There are very few UFA's that are top 6 players, which generally means less players moved at the deadline and more teams desparate when their budgets are released after the season.

By no means should we feel rushed the next few weeks in making a deal.

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#53 FireOnIce
February 09 2011, 10:06AM
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When did this become an Edmonton Oilers discussion board?

I for one hope that they trade Penner, Hemsky, Gagner, Paajarvi, and Eberle for Toronto's 1st and whatever other junk Boston is willing to throw in. Bottom of the heap now, bottom of the heap in the future.

...love ya Shelbyvillians.

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#54 hoil
February 09 2011, 10:08AM
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I thought George Costanza was with the Yankees?

Seriously, though, I think the addition of Ryder into the equation cancels out any expectation of a Penner/Hemsky PLUS a significant prospect happening.

Ryder's cap hit is roughly equal to Penner/Hemsky, but I believe it is done after this season so the tab for keeping him for only a portion of the season wouldn't be too limiting.

While he is paid the same, Ryder's production isn't close to what Penner or Hemsky provide. Penner and Hemsky also provide another year of contract at what many consider reasonable to good value.

Boston gets rid of an unproductive Ryder (+3 for Bruins), gains a productive scorer (27/83)who can handle tough competition and is signed for another season (+7), and gives up one of their two first round draft choices (-6 to -9, depending on Leaf's finish). I don't know if a player outside the top 5 is worth losing either of those players.

As always, it all boils down to what the Penner and/or Hemsky agents are telling the Oilers. If either of them really want to stay and don't have outrageous demands, why would you give them up unless you are getting a winning deal?

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#55 Quintana
February 09 2011, 10:09AM
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Captain Obvious wrote:

A lot of bad ideas in this thread.

Hemsky/Penner is worth more than this pick. This is bad trade straight up. If the Oilers trade one of them to the Bruins Seguin has to be coming back.

Something like Hemsky + our first round pick for Seguin + their first round pick. That's the floor of a trade for the Oilers.

Hemsky + Penner for Schenn is another massive overpay. One of those guys for Schenn is closer to fair value.

you would have to add more! Boston will never make that trade, maybe if we add Omark or Cogliano.....

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#56 SumOil
February 09 2011, 10:11AM
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@Jason Gregor

Remember the time when a lot of Gm'swere ready to move 1sT rounders for pretty good veterans. More than half of those deals is an overpayment. Just because many GMs do it doesn't make it right. Other than Pittsburgh and to a certain extent Vancouver, none of the teams were serious cup contenders. There will be overpayment at the trade deadline, but that's what it is....overpayment.

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#57 propositionWes
February 09 2011, 10:17AM
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"When did this become an Edmonton Oilers discussion board?"

Should we change the background colours to Blue and Orange?

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#58 Hemmercules
February 09 2011, 10:21AM
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@ Gregor

I always hear Jones as a possible tradeable player in rumors lately. Is there any truth to that?? I really like Jones. He works hard, looks like he's always having fun and he gets a goal here and there. I'm thinking they can keep him for cheap but sadly I feel like he will simply be let go or traded for a 5th rounder. I realise he's just bottom end player for this team but they never seem to keep the ones they should. Glencross, Broadziak, Reasoner.....is Jones next??

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#59 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
February 09 2011, 10:25AM
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Peter would make a fine politician, we all knew this pick was in play if the Bruins figured they had a shot at glory this season. He's just driving the price up, looking for a Kings ransom for it i'm sure. Tambellini should sit tight and let Chiarelli come to the Oilers, Edmonton has what Boston desires.

Penner Brule and Smid for Ryder and that pick... or perhaps even Ryder and Seguin.

Had to laugh on monday when Sather said Souray is too slow and no longer an asset. Is it at all possible Glen is just peeing in the toilet water so no other GM's will be interested? Watch for Souray to go on re entries next week, we all know how Glen loves his reclamation projects.

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#60 Captain Obvious
February 09 2011, 10:26AM
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Quintana wrote:

you would have to add more! Boston will never make that trade, maybe if we add Omark or Cogliano.....

If they won't do the trade then screw them. As it is that is a very good deal for them.

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#61 BUCK75
February 09 2011, 10:28AM
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FireOnIce wrote:

When did this become an Edmonton Oilers discussion board?

I for one hope that they trade Penner, Hemsky, Gagner, Paajarvi, and Eberle for Toronto's 1st and whatever other junk Boston is willing to throw in. Bottom of the heap now, bottom of the heap in the future.

...love ya Shelbyvillians.

Probably since it was posted on All OF THE NATION WEBSITES! Seeing how OUR website seems to have more traffic, & more discussions, you will have to deal with Oiler talk. Because our team has a future....

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#62 madjam
February 09 2011, 10:32AM
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Penner, Horcoff, Souray and Hemsky to Burke for Kessel , Phaneuf , Versteeg and TO's first round pick next year -2012 .

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#63 Scott
February 09 2011, 10:38AM
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@BUCK75

Your team has a future alright... A future of being near the bottom of the league for the next 5 years in the HOPE that they could contend for a stanley cup 6+ years from now...

Alot of speculation and hope goes into a rebuild, hopefully nothing bad happens in the next five years (injuries or CBA revisementts) that could delay this rebuild another 2+ years... Just ask Atlanta, Florida, Columbus how there rebuilds went.

Good luck to you on that one...

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#64 Ball Buster
February 09 2011, 10:39AM
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madjam to FlamesNation board for a cup of red Kool-Aid.

Fair deal for both sides.

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#65 Scott
February 09 2011, 10:41AM
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@madjam

Looks like two teams swapping useless talent for the most part. The salaries are way out of line, so this deal would be impossible.

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#66 Kodiak
February 09 2011, 10:48AM
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I don't understand those not wanting to trade Hemsky or Penner. They are only under contract for 1 more year and then gone. If you can't sign them before the trade deadline, move them. In two years when we are starting to be competitive, I would rather have a Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Strome or Ryan Murphy picked up with the TO pick in the system challenging to make the club than the nothing we would have for keeping Hemsky. Hemsky is averaging 52 points/season the last 4 1/2 yrs. If his replacement on the roster scores 30 pts, is Hemsky's extra 22 points worth not having another solid up and coming prospect in the fold? I don't think so. Thanks for the memories Hemmer. Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

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#67 Mouse
February 09 2011, 10:49AM
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Looks like Burke fleeced Anaheim for Beauchemin. LUpul, a good D prospect and a conditional 4th round pick for Beachemin. That looks like an overpayment. I would have thought Lupul & the pick would have been enough.

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#68 Tapdog
February 09 2011, 10:53AM
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hoil wrote:

I thought George Costanza was with the Yankees?

Seriously, though, I think the addition of Ryder into the equation cancels out any expectation of a Penner/Hemsky PLUS a significant prospect happening.

Ryder's cap hit is roughly equal to Penner/Hemsky, but I believe it is done after this season so the tab for keeping him for only a portion of the season wouldn't be too limiting.

While he is paid the same, Ryder's production isn't close to what Penner or Hemsky provide. Penner and Hemsky also provide another year of contract at what many consider reasonable to good value.

Boston gets rid of an unproductive Ryder (+3 for Bruins), gains a productive scorer (27/83)who can handle tough competition and is signed for another season (+7), and gives up one of their two first round draft choices (-6 to -9, depending on Leaf's finish). I don't know if a player outside the top 5 is worth losing either of those players.

As always, it all boils down to what the Penner and/or Hemsky agents are telling the Oilers. If either of them really want to stay and don't have outrageous demands, why would you give them up unless you are getting a winning deal?

Ryders numbers are not that far behind Penner and Hemsky'e for this season 14/15/29. Don't forget it is a contract year for him so his numbers always seem to be better then! Ryder would be able to be flipped to a playoff team looking for additional scoring.

Long term Penner is better for the B's than Ryder and taking back his salary only to flip him somewhere else is to the Oiler's benefit.

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#69 Oilcruzer
February 09 2011, 10:55AM
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Lupul's best days are well behind him, and they weren't great.

Anaheim gets the better player and two off the books They win.

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#70 Rogue
February 09 2011, 10:55AM
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Jason

If the Oil did make a trade for the Leafs draft pick, who is rated in the 5-10 slot among Junior players right now? Is there any one of those that MB may have the hots for, or sees as a steal in that drafting position?

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#71 B
February 09 2011, 10:56AM
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...with the amount of Oilers fans constantly commenting on Flames Nation it is further proof that all Oilers fans are really just closeted Flames fans :)

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#73 Reality Check to the head
February 09 2011, 11:15AM
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Oilers need only to get rid of Penner. Penner and a propect say: maybe one of our smaller wingers/centres goes. Penner is not coming back to the org when his contract is up. I don't blame, many have thrown the big man under the bus (including myself) and he will have many suitors once he does enter free agency.

I hate getting smaller, but what can you do. Harsh reality.

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#74 Ender
February 09 2011, 11:16AM
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Rogue wrote:

Jason

If the Oil did make a trade for the Leafs draft pick, who is rated in the 5-10 slot among Junior players right now? Is there any one of those that MB may have the hots for, or sees as a steal in that drafting position?

I'll let Jason comment on who the Oilers might like, but it's noteworthy that there are two other centers available around the top 10 besides RNH and Couturier. Ryan Strome is posting good numbers in the OHL and Jonathan Huberdeau is second in overall scoring in the Q. Either could contribute offensively in the Oilers top-6 at some point, although neither of them could be considered big; Strome is currently 6' 183lb while Huberdeau is a beanpole at 6'1" 168lb. They both still have awhile to fill out. Brandon Saad is a big LW in the OHL that could be a nice power-forward down the road. At 6'1" and 208lb currently, he might turn into one of the elusive 'big guys' the Oilers have been missing over the past few seasons.

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#75 hoil
February 09 2011, 11:20AM
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Kodiak wrote:

I don't understand those not wanting to trade Hemsky or Penner. They are only under contract for 1 more year and then gone. If you can't sign them before the trade deadline, move them. In two years when we are starting to be competitive, I would rather have a Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Strome or Ryan Murphy picked up with the TO pick in the system challenging to make the club than the nothing we would have for keeping Hemsky. Hemsky is averaging 52 points/season the last 4 1/2 yrs. If his replacement on the roster scores 30 pts, is Hemsky's extra 22 points worth not having another solid up and coming prospect in the fold? I don't think so. Thanks for the memories Hemmer. Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

I am not a expert on the CBA, but I am fairly certain that you cannot sign a player to a contract extension at this point in their contract (27/83), which kind of mucks up your deadline.

I don't think there would be anything prohibiting asking the players their intentions, though. If 27/83 buy into the rebuild you have two real NHL players to work with instead of kids playing with more kids. The Oilers have few enough legitimate players as it is without selling them short.

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#76 5cups7years
February 09 2011, 11:38AM
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Gregor DO you see a possibility of getting Staal out of pitts? They are deep at center( with makin and crosby healthy that is)Penner and Crosby are both high skilled wingers which pitts has been hurting for years, not to mention they need some scoring to hold onto a playoff position.

Staal is big, wins f/o can play both sides, and could probabaly score alot more if slotted into a offensive position.

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#77 stevezie
February 09 2011, 12:05PM
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This is probably a dumb idea but since they're en vogue here I'm throwing it out: What about our 1st this year/Penner/Brule for Toronto 1st/Seguin? For argument sake that moves them up five spots this year and gives them a better chance to win now. This only works for the Oilers if we think that Seguin is way better than anything the 2011 top 5 has to offer, which seems to be the case.
Mock away, I haven't thought this out.

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#78 PegCity
February 09 2011, 12:05PM
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madjam wrote:

Penner, Horcoff, Souray and Hemsky to Burke for Kessel , Phaneuf , Versteeg and TO's first round pick next year -2012 .

ha ha. Good joke. Very funny.

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#79 stevezie
February 09 2011, 12:10PM
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And another thing! I'd say Burke traded something he can spare-a defenceman- to get something he needsan offensive forward. Even if Lupul doesn't work out this is still not a bad trade because the Leafs had an extra top 4 guy anyway. Good deal for all.

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#80 The Real Scuba Steve
February 09 2011, 12:17PM
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propositionWes wrote:

"When did this become an Edmonton Oilers discussion board?"

Should we change the background colours to Blue and Orange?

No kidding, I keep waiting for the administrator to post new rules for the discussion board.

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#81 Sizzler
February 09 2011, 12:23PM
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Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach wrote:

While I somewhat agree, I rather wait til the draft then when we know where everybody stands.

We are in a very good position this year. There are very few UFA's that are top 6 players, which generally means less players moved at the deadline and more teams desparate when their budgets are released after the season.

By no means should we feel rushed the next few weeks in making a deal.

Waiting till the draft to trade Penner or Hemsky is a bad idea. On draft day, draft picks are over valued on trade deadline player are over valued.

In other words you will be paying big amount to get a top 5 draft pick. Meaning Penner or Hemsky won't get you too much in return.

If our GM is done evaluating, make the trade before trade deadline.

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#84 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
February 09 2011, 12:36PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Show me the last GM who came out on record and said he'd move his pick, and in fact had a deal they were already looking at? It doesn't happen as often as you think.

I don't really think theirs any value for GM's to go public. Where the value comes from is making sure all the other GM's know what's available.

That can be done privatly or publicly.

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#85 5cups7years
February 09 2011, 12:40PM
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I meant Penner and Hemsky not Penner and Crosby :P Too bad, Staal would fit great here IMO.

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#86 9 Inches Uncut
February 09 2011, 01:29PM
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I've figured out a way to get Crosby and Toews and we wouldn't have to give up that much.

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#87 SumOil
February 09 2011, 01:40PM
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@Jason Gregor

While I agree with your point, the same people can be had at a lesser payment earlier in the season. None of them were impact players and extremely less likely to make any impact with the team.

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#88 dawgbone
February 09 2011, 01:43PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Show me the last GM who came out on record and said he'd move his pick, and in fact had a deal they were already looking at? It doesn't happen as often as you think.

Now you've changed the premise... you went from chatter about draft picks to chatter about draft picks and mentioning a potential deal being discussed.

I stand by my original point... there's a lot of chatter about top picks near the draft all the time. It doesn't happen at the deadline too often because teams who hold that pick generally aren't in a position to be buyers.

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#90 Woodguy
February 09 2011, 05:09PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Go through the list of guys who were traded for a 2nd or 3rd rounder at last years deadline. Are all those GMs idiots too?

Mike Gillis traded a 3rd for Andrew Alberts. Darcy Regier traded a 2nd and Nathan Paetsch for Raffi Torres. George McPhee traded a 2nd for Eric Belanger. Dean Lombardi traded a 3rd and Teddy Purcell for Jeff Halpern. Bryan Murray traded a 2nd for Andy Sutton. David Poile traded a 2nd for Denis Grebeshkov. Ray Shero traded a 2nd for Jordan Leopold. Pierre Gauthier traded a 2nd for Dominic Moore. Ken Holland traded Ville Leino for a 5th and Ole-Kristian Tollefsen.

Lots of GMs will move a 2nd for a veteran.

Are all those GMs idiots too?

Show me where I said Tambellini was an idiot for trading a 2nd for Kotalik?

A poster was attributing that to Sutter, and I gave him the correct information.

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#91 RossCreekNation
February 09 2011, 07:03PM
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Burke should try swapping their pick next year to get their pick this year back. Something like...

To BOS: Tomas Kaberle, Kris Versteeg, Leafs 2012 1st

To TOR: Mark Stuart, Blake Wheeler, Leafs 2011 1st

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