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Forum: Armchair-GM4 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>sensibleguy</b></div><div>I'm thinking that maybe not everyone read the other thread, but to explain a bit, the Koskinen portion was gaining cap space for Brown, and that part was Koskinen and a 4th for Forsberg.

Brown isn't ending up on the 4th line. Look at the other thread for lineup clarification on Edmonton's end.

The cap space comes from moving Koskinen, since Smith is the number 1.

Brown is an all situations forward. He makes your 5v5 better, your PK better, and can even slot into the second PP. He's a late game, hold a lead forward. He a jack of all trades forward.

Lavoie doesn't affect the current run, and Brown is getting a 1st plus prospect at some point.</div></div>

Oilers have those Jack of all trades jp archibald nuge Hyman. Pp is best in the league. Pk has been excellent. All the areas in which brown could be very nice add in aren’t areas of need. Goaltending is the biggest question mark right now for Edmonton they just can’t afford to take that chance downgrading from kosk who they have been actively looking to upgrade on. Last year smith got hurt before the season started given his age that’s not surprising that happens again will they be ok saying forsberg is the guy to carry the expectations that are on this team? I certainly don’t think that’s a wise choice. It’s nothing against brown I certainly believe can get that type of return just the trade purposed here doesn’t fit with Edmonton’s current situation. One team I could see being a good fit for such a trade is jersey they could use a couple Jack of all trades to complement the depth they have at centre likely won’t need to take back any poison pill.
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 1:53 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>uphere</b></div><div>Fancy stats show Koskinen to be a middle of the road NHL backup goaltender. For those who watch the Oilers, the eye test suggests Koskinen is good for between 25-30 starts and will be outstanding in 2-3 of those, average for most, and absolutely atrocious (single handedly lose the game) on occasion. His last season exemplifies both measurements. He had to carry the load for the first dozen or so games and he was brutal, when Smith returned Koskinen's stats were close to the top-end among NHL goaltenders, then after a lengthy period without play he faltered and cost the Oilers a few games. Its his inconsistency that concerns fans, but by and large he is not as bad as most people make him out to be. I think his cap hit, and the availability of comparable talent make it very difficult to move him.</div></div>

Thing about the early struggles he did go threw that doesn’t get brought up much if at all is the entire team was out of sequence not a single d was able to connect with passes on any sort of consistency missing assignments leaving the slot WIDE open. It was a disaster and kosks numbers from last year were really effected by that he’s not a guy that will make up for questionable defensive play but will hold his own just fine more often then not if everyone else is doing there part. One option we should watch out for is what happens if skinner shows up to camp and looks ready for his opportunity? If he looks equal to kosk capability is it better for him to then get sent down or stay with the big club training staff and have two seasons with smith? If the replacement comes internally and for as cheap as skinner should be that will allow us to retain on any kosk trade to a team that sees an injury during camp. I doubt too many teams would gamble the way we did last year starting without smith. Kosk on his final year will look very attractive in that situation. As it stands right now kosk is the best option and not a bad one to have.
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 4:27 pm