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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Oilers gameplan for deadline day.

Last season, Marty Reasoner and Jarret Stoll were the goal scorers in a game that prevented the Vancouver Canucks from making the playoffs. This and the kid line's success were probably the highlights of last season. This season nothing has amounted to a "successful" season except maybe the resurgence of Dwayne Roloson.

As the trade deadline approaches, I'd like the Oilers to make a couple of moves to bolster their lineup, although some of these trades will be unlikely I would still like to see them.

One trade I would love to see is.
2/3rd Rounder
Marty Reasoner

Why we do this.
Because Reasoner is a amazing +7 on a terrible Atlanta team. Ideally you place him on a line with Reddox/Moreau(injury pending) and Pisani. This could be a great shutdown line. All guys are defensively aware and all can forecheck greatly. Also this could give Horcoff some relief in the defensive zone faceoff regions allowing him to get more offensively focused minutes. This could allow Horcoff to focus on his offensive game more rather than be defensively minded and having to make safe plays.

Why Atlanta does this.
They probably don't have Reasoner in the plans for the future and they'll be trying to get as many draft picks as possible.

I think the Oilers won't do much on the deadline day, but getting Reasoner would be nice.

During the offseason though I would like the Oilers do a overhaul on the the team.
I believe Penner, Nilsson, one of Gagner/Cogliano, Gilbert, and draft picks could all fetch us the required #1 LW and a legit shutdown D-Man. Also at the Free Agency period I would get the Oilers a goalie. I doubt we could get one at the deadline so we'll have to wait for UFA season.


Blogger Bob Arctor said...

Giving up a second rounder in the upcoming draft for Marty Sakic is pretty short sighted. We can have on July 1st for nothing, and I imagine he'd love to come back.

March 1, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Blogger thickoil said...

Yeah, I believe he could be had with a 3rd. I think he would be great to have for the stretch run especially with Moreau inability to be a leader on the ice with his eye injury pending.

March 1, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Blogger raventalon40 said...

3rd or less even. If Jason Labarbera can be had for a 7th round pick then Marty Reasoner could be had for less I think. I like Chris Neil too even though he would be a rental.

March 1, 2009 at 8:52 PM


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