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Sean Maloughney
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jun 13 @ 5:02 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: Oilers Reportedly Interested In Zaitsev
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Jun 13 @ 5:04 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: Oilers Reportedly Interested In Zaitsev
- freelancer


Why though?

You can have a lightly used Scandella in his final year instead.
RonPielep
Location: "Welcome to HockeyBuzz. Come for the rumors. Stay for the idiots." - Feds91Stammer
Joined: 08.21.2014

Jun 13 @ 5:25 PM ET
Reveen you're on the clock. What's it gunna be?
MaximumBone
Seattle Kraken
Location: Look at how erect McDavid is- BB
Joined: 06.15.2012

Jun 13 @ 5:26 PM ET
Reveen you're on the clock. What's it gunna be?
- RonPielep

Cozens is a pretty easy pick @ 8.
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Jun 13 @ 5:27 PM ET
Cozens is a pretty easy pick here @ 8.
- MaximumBone

Yeah kinda shocked he's still there TBH
MaximumBone
Seattle Kraken
Location: Look at how erect McDavid is- BB
Joined: 06.15.2012

Jun 13 @ 5:28 PM ET
Yeah kinda shocked he's still there TBH
- Reveen.

Podkolzin not dropping and people buying into Caufield's hype isn't outside of the realm of possibility in real life.
Sean Maloughney
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jun 13 @ 5:31 PM ET
Darn my graphic making ability, will clean that up shortly.
And fixed.
RonPielep
Location: "Welcome to HockeyBuzz. Come for the rumors. Stay for the idiots." - Feds91Stammer
Joined: 08.21.2014

Jun 13 @ 5:39 PM ET
Cozens is a pretty easy pick @ 8.
- MaximumBone


I was kinda thinking the same.

Glad Caufield was already taken, we already have a winger drafter in Yammers, don't need anymore players at that position for a few years.
joel878
Location: Here's my bet. Gardiner is in
Joined: 06.13.2009

Jun 13 @ 5:47 PM ET
Yeah there's more than a few errors in this.

Babcock has ruined zaitsev. He's been forced to play a role he isn't suited for for two years, and it hasn't worked out to well for him. Leaf fans don't care what he looked like with hainsey, that experiment was incredibly short lived, and he was one of the better defenceman down the stretch with muzzin.

Playing a role he should play, zaitsev is far far better than Russell.

The primary reason the leafs want to trade him is not cap relief, it's an added bonus if they can get it... But there are plenty of other avenues for that. The primary reason is because he's asked for a trade (rumoured to be unhappy with the role he's forced to play). He's one of 3 dmen signed for next season in Toronto, getting a defenseman back (not Russell) would be of far more importance than cap relief.

Despite the many reasoning errors in this article, he'd be a great benefit to the oilers in the right situation.
Lemmewinks
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 02.05.2015

Jun 13 @ 5:50 PM ET
Russell, Benning, Puljujarvi for Zaitsev, Brown, Kapanen
MaximumBone
Seattle Kraken
Location: Look at how erect McDavid is- BB
Joined: 06.15.2012

Jun 13 @ 6:04 PM ET
I was kinda thinking the same.

Glad Caufield was already taken, we already have a winger drafter in Yammers, don't need anymore players at that position for a few years.

- RonPielep

I don't mind drafting another winger. In fact, I'm pretty confident Cozens would end up finding his greatest success at W anyway. His speed and power game is an excellent fit next to either Nuge or Draisaitl down the line. I just think Cozens has a comparable ceiling with a higher floor.
RatedR80
Edmonton Oilers
Joined: 10.17.2013

Jun 13 @ 6:06 PM ET
Since it’s Dreger saying it I have zero reason to panic on such a stupid move for the Oilers
MaximumBone
Seattle Kraken
Location: Look at how erect McDavid is- BB
Joined: 06.15.2012

Jun 13 @ 6:19 PM ET
Yeah there's more than a few errors in this.

Babcock has ruined zaitsev. He's been forced to play a role he isn't suited for for two years, and it hasn't worked out to well for him. Leaf fans don't care what he looked like with hainsey, that experiment was incredibly short lived, and he was one of the better defenceman down the stretch with muzzin.

Playing a role he should play, zaitsev is far far better than Russell.

The primary reason the leafs want to trade him is not cap relief, it's an added bonus if they can get it... But there are plenty of other avenues for that. The primary reason is because he's asked for a trade (rumoured to be unhappy with the role he's forced to play). He's one of 3 dmen signed for next season in Toronto, getting a defenseman back (not Russell) would be of far more importance than cap relief.

Despite the many reasoning errors in this article, he'd be a great benefit to the oilers in the right situation.

- joel878

Not buying that for a second. Sure he's asked for a trade, but he's definitely not bringing value at 4.5mil for another 5 years and that's definitely a consideration when deciding who to trade. His asking for a trade helps that, but he's definitely not worth that contract.

He's consistently well below the team average in most results stats- particularly poor results within the slot- and seems to be a noticeable drag on every D partner he has played with over the past 3 years. Of the past three years, the only year he played a particularly difficult role in was 2016-17 when he spent most of the season alongside Rielly. The last two years has seem him take on consistently 2nd pairing-level opposition with either Gardiner or Muzzin- two productive and quality Dmen whose results surge when away from Zaitsev.

Maybe Holland buys this sell-job of your team's trash, but we certainly don't.
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Jun 13 @ 6:27 PM ET
I was kinda thinking the same.

Glad Caufield was already taken, we already have a winger drafter in Yammers, don't need anymore players at that position for a few years.

- RonPielep

I would never have taken Caulfield and don't worry I didn't take Broberg either
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Jun 13 @ 6:28 PM ET
Russell, Benning, Puljujarvi for Zaitsev, Brown, Kapanen
- Lemmewinks

I'd pull the trigger on that
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Jun 13 @ 6:38 PM ET
We need Iggy, Jero, Ginger Murse and Laughs back
Wingdings
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: London, ON
Joined: 07.28.2018

Jun 13 @ 6:42 PM ET
“Russell, Benning, Puljujarvi for Zaitsev, Brown, Kapanen”
- Lemmewinks

poope, double-poope, and maybe potential but taking forever to ripen
For
Overpaid meh, a solid bottom 6, and a ready top 6.
Hard No
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Jun 13 @ 6:48 PM ET
“Russell, Benning, Puljujarvi for Zaitsev, Brown, Kapanen”
- Lemmewinks

poope, double-poope, and maybe potential but taking forever to ripen
For
Overpaid meh, a solid bottom 6, and a ready top 6.
Hard No

- Wingdings

hard no from which side ?
classic321
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 07.04.2012

Jun 13 @ 6:51 PM ET


Yes do it Oilers, before Benning can grab this Pylon.
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Jun 13 @ 6:51 PM ET
“Russell, Benning, Puljujarvi for Zaitsev, Brown, Kapanen”
- Lemmewinks

poope, double-poope, and maybe potential but taking forever to ripen
For
Overpaid meh, a solid bottom 6, and a ready top 6.
Hard No

- Wingdings

Honestly this whole thing about Zaitsev having interest from multiple teams is the Toronto media talking out of their ass. Zaitsev's contract is almost as bad as Lucic's.

This is the same media that tries to pass off Marner as a 9 million dollar player.
Reveen.
Edmonton Oilers
Location: BC
Joined: 09.05.2016

Jun 13 @ 6:56 PM ET
Yes do it Oilers, before Benning can grab this Pylon.
- classic321

You guys are getting Zaitsev and Lucic and you'll like it
RatedR80
Edmonton Oilers
Joined: 10.17.2013

Jun 13 @ 7:03 PM ET
Honestly this whole thing about Zaitsev having interest from multiple teams is the Toronto media talking out of their ass. Zaitsev's contract is almost as bad as Lucic's.

This is the same media that tries to pass off Marner as a 9 million dollar player.

- Reveen.


That’s exactly what it is....if we are going to go after someone it sure isn’t going to be Zaitsev it just usual Dreger talking nonsense
Nucker101
Seattle Kraken
Location: Empty The Clip, ME
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jun 13 @ 7:06 PM ET
You guys are getting Zaitsev and Lucic and you'll like it
- Reveen.



Tanev for Zaitsev

and Eriksson for Lucic




Benning
CakeEater
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 01.10.2016

Jun 13 @ 8:05 PM ET
What about Zaitsev + Kadri for Russell + Kassian? Leafs save ~$3M, add "grit" and shave years of contract commitments, while Oilers get the best player in the deal (Kadri) and shore up the 3C role.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Uh-huh
Joined: 06.30.2006

Jun 13 @ 8:09 PM ET
What about Zaitsev + Kadri for Russell + Kassian? Leafs save ~$3M, add "grit" and shave years of contract commitments, while Oilers get the best player in the deal (Kadri) and shore up the 3C role.
- CakeEater


wow.
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