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Friday, December 5, 2008

Prospect, Player, or Trade Bait? Vol. 1

There you have it folks: Robert Nilsson your most trade-able Oilers asset.

Prospect, Player, or Trade Bait rules are here.

Prospect, Player or Trade Bait?
NoneFranchise Player
Andrew Cogliano
Denis Grebeskhov
Sam Gagner*
NHL Regular
Kyle Brodziak
Jeff Drouin-DesLauriers
NHL Prospect
Zack Stortini
Marc-Antoine Pouliot
Questionable Roster Spot Zone
Robert Nilsson**
Ladislav Smid
Rob Schremp***
Gilbert Brule
Prime Trade Bait
Liam Reddox
Theo Peckham
Steve MacIntyre
Questionable Roster Spot Zone
Ryan Potulny
Carl Corazzini
Sebastien Bisaillon
Bryan Young
Tim Sestito
Guillaume Lefebvre
AHL Prospect
Mathieu Roy****Dump Zone

* Sam Gagner: has the age advantage on everyone except Jordan Eberle, who is, lucky for Sam, without any NHL experience. Otherwise, Sam might've been placed the NHL prospects category because he is only slightly outplaying Marc Pouliot thus far in the NHL season...

** Robert Nilsson: It was really, really hard to find a photo of Nilsson doing something. If that's not an indicator of how invisible he is, then I don't know what is. The edge on value that Nilsson has to this team is a proven ability to backcheck and an awareness in the defensive zone. The only guy on the kid line who performs game-in and game-out is Andrew Cogliano, and Sam Gagner still has the age advantage on the other two. So Nilsson is the odd man out because Schremp's improvement, along with Penner and Moreau picking up their offensive games, has lowered his value to the organization.

*** Rob Schremp: This depends on how he performs on his call up duty. Playing at Nilsson's level will be enough to join MAP in the buffer zone. Playing above expectations will push him up to the NHL Prospect zone. The reason he doesn't replace Nilsson in the NHL Prospect category (should Nilsson be traded) is because he lacks the NHL experience that Nilsson has.

**** Mathieu Roy: is an NHL player but he no longer fits properly on the Oilers depth chart. Thus, he deserves a chance somewhere else in the NHL.

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