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Building The Luongo Deal- Edmonton Oilers

October 31, 2012, 2:53 AM ET [179 Comments]
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Today we will continue moving forward with the Luongo Trade discussion and build a trade around the number two ranked player in Monday’s voting, Magnus Paajarvi (20%)

Thursday will be number one- Carter Ashton (43%)

Friday we will vote on the best deal.
CBJ- Jenner, a late 1st, and Boll

Players of interest from the Oilers

Shawn Horcoff
We’ll get things going with that guy that will have most Canucks fans asking what are you smoking Ian. But in my defence, if Vancouver is forced to take back a bad contract, I would be relatively ok with it being Horcoff. The guy would be an excellent third-line centre in Vancouver and is still a very good PK guy. The window is closing a bit and Horcoff would help this team for a couple of seasons if Gillis can make the numbers work.

Eric Belanger
He’s a very solid player who can play all three forward positions and has ok speed. He also hasn’t really found his way in Edmonton so they may be willing to toss him in to get him off the books. He’s not the number one guy I’d look at on the Oilers but I can see him being a decent 12/13 forward.

Sam Gagner
I’m not sure he’s available, but my first offer to the Oilers is Gagner and Paajarvi for Lu. I still think there is a ton of upside in Gagner and he has the talent to be just as good as the other young stars in Edmonton. You interested Oilers?

Ryan Jones
When I see Ryan Jones I see an player who is almost the Oilers equivalent to Jannik Hansen, who by the way has signed in Finland. I see him as a very useful bottom-six player, who is also cheap. Diffidently the type of layer I would look at in a Luongo deal.

Theo Peckham
He’s a solid bottom-pairing guy, who gives you an honest effort every night. He would also add some toughness to the front of Vancouver’s net. Although, I get the feeling he would be pretty hard to get out of Edmonton.

Corey Potter
Potter has become a bit of the odd man out in Edmonton and I really think he would add something to the Canucks D. He would be a decent bottom-pairing guy, and his skill and shot on the PP would help. I could see a deal with Potter helping all parties.

Prospects- Travis Ewanyk/Mitchell Moroz/Joey Laleggia/Colten Teubert
I’ll just lump the prospects all together. I like Ewanyk and Moroz a lot for their character, toughness, grit and leadership. I think they are bothe bottom 6 guys with upside. Joey Laleggia is a stud that is going to have a lot of teams wondering how he made it through two drafts. The kid can QB a PP as good as any. Colten Teubert is a guy I liked a few years back that I’m just not ready to give up on.

Here are the offers to vote on.

Which deal do you think is fair?
Paajarvi and Gagner
Paajarvi, Horcoff and Moroz
Paajarvi, Belanger, Laleggia and Teubert
Paajarvi, Peckham and Jones
Paajarvi, Potter and Jones
Paajarvi, Horcoff, Ewanyk and Teubert
Paajarvi, Jones and Laleggia
Paajarvi, Jones, Moroz
Paajarvi, Ewanyk, Teubert and a third round pick
Other- please keep is somewhat real
Create your own poll


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That's a wrap.


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