If they were tearing it down then it would be an amazing deal that they'd take in a heartbeat. That's just not where they feel they are right now which is why Jarmo didn't even take calls on Boone at the TDL. They want to compete and he's a part of their core that they feel they can make the playoffs with in the near future.
Well I see your perspective but I highly disagree with the idea that Columbus is a playoff team in the "near future." The East is just too stacked for them to be a playoff bound team for another 3-4 years I'd say. I can absolutely be wrong. Columbus has a solid prospect pool and they have drafted really really well imo in the past few years. If Bedard lands in Columbus the trek to playoffs is cut in half, but that's not a sure thing
The first three are certainly possible and fair.
Unlikely Jenner would be available.
So you moved two forwards who are prime candidates to be replaced by Savoie and Kulich next year and picked up 2 first round picks.
I am all over that future, sustain the pipe line.
Cozens, Power, Dahlin are worth much more right now than they were when they were drafted.
THAT WOULD BE A GREAT FUTURE AND GREAT TEAM NEXT YEAR.
Thanks for your thoughts. I was vocal on CF about my displeasure with acquiring Greenway, especially at the price. I have not yet seen anything to change my view on my displeasure. To be fair however, he has only played 8 games for us, I'd love for him to have a great season next year, but hope its with another club. Savoie needs to be in Buffalo next season if he shows he is ready and he cannot be expected to be on a checking line when his immediate strengths are skill, speed, and playmaking. He'd be perfect on a line with Krebs (they got the Winnie ICE connection too)
You do realize that Edmonton is the highest scoring team in the league, right? They have 12 players with 10 or more goals and 4 with 33 or more. And none of those 4 are named Evander Kane, who has 20+ in each of his past 7 seasons, and has scored 49 in just 92 games in an Oilers uniform.
They aren't looking for more scoring unless it comes with speed, physicality and defensive ability. Olofsson doesn't. There are teams that are desperate for goals who have cap space and will pay something for him, but I don't think Edmonton is one of them.
Yes I do realize. The main point of this trade as I iterated is to dump Campbell's contract and therefore clear cap space for the Oilers moving forward. Buffalo takes a chance on Campbell coming back to form, at least to a form of a 1B goalie. I get your point of the Oilers not needing more scoring, so perhaps the trade is just Edmonton paying to move Campbell and FC going to Edmonton.