Jun 17, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ForsbergForVezina</b></div><div>Good call, wait and see. Acquiring OEL would be a franchise altering move -- not necessarily for the player, but for the price in assets and dollars that that player will cost them for the next half decade or so. I think pursuing a free agent (Shattenkirk, Dillon, DeMelo, etc.) wouldn't be a bad move; those guys are affordable, effective and will improve the blueline even more once Klefbom comes back. But doing something drastic could be potentially devastating (especially if that "something" is acquiring an overpaid, declining defenseman for a pile of young players and draft picks).</div></div>
I agree. If we are concerned with Russell, trying to trade him off to a team that has cap room but wants to save actual dollars could work, and then sign Dillon to play those minutes perhaps with better results. But really, Russell is still fine for this year.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>AFOX10900</b></div><div>Just keep Samorukov, he's a LHD, and I've really never been sold on him, and replace him with like a pick of even value whatever you think that is (probably more value than I think he has anyway lol) I would normally be very opposed to getting Pulju, but a safe forward spec (see Poulin from PIT, or a guy like Lavoie) would interest me less bc the ducks have a ton of similar guys, may as well hope to get that tiny shred of potential left in Pulju (as long as you don't overpay, and he's not the main piece in the trade)</div></div>
For the Oil, they have lost a lot of picks in trades already, and were at max contracts this season (not even including Pulju who is on reserve). So imo just makes sense to offload a prospect at a position of strength (Jones and Broberg being ahead of Samo), than to trade even more picks. Just my reasoning on it.