Kings interested in Hemsky trade.. are we?
I generally take most rumors with a grain of salt, but I figured I’d mention it here since there is some downtime before the next game. The Fourth Period is reporting that the Kings have shown interest in the Oilers. So… should the Oilers really be interested in moving Hemsky? For me, I’d say it would have to take something quite good in return, especially if the Kings are involved.
On the bad side of things, trading a guy like Hemsky within the conference could be risky. Thankfully we only face the Kings four times per year, however. But I think everyone remembers the pain of trading Pronger within the conference. He’s also easily the best player on the team at the moment. He has a great contract ($4.1M cap hit, expires at the end of next year).
On the good side, he’s one of our more marketable assets, which means he could fetch us a good player. That contract is quite low for a player that is nearly a point-per-game player on a basement dweller. He’s also been fairly injury prone the past few years, so moving him might help in having a body in the lineup that can stay in the lineup.
WHO SHOULD WE TARGET?
So if we’re trading with the Kings, who do we trade for? Well, the obvious one would be Continue reading 'Kings interested in Hemsky – 4th Period'»
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Well, time for this Sunday’s rumors. As always, these trades aren’t meant to be directed towards the Oilers, necessarily.
Rumor 1: We’ll kick things off with a rumor involving Edmonton, however. Continue reading 'Trade Rumor Sunday – 2009-12-20'»
The other way to follow up a Saturday night
Well what better way to follow a Saturday night than with some trade rumors. I think I’m going to make this a regular occurrence. Especially if juicy rumors keep coming up every weekend.
Anyways, here they are (and no, not all of these are suggestions for Oilers trades). There seems to be a heavy goaltender theme in this weeks edition. Continue reading 'Trade rumor Sunday – 2009-12-13'»
Rumor: Possible Tom Gilbert for Drew Stafford Trade?
I don’t really think this one holds any water, but the first I heard of this rumor was when David Staples of the Edmonton Journal mentioned on his blog Cult of Hockey that a journalist for the Buffalo News was rumor mongering a possible deal between the Oilers and the Sabres. In the Buffalo News article, the reporter cited that an “A source in Edmonton says the Oilers would trade puck-moving defenseman Tom Gilbert in a heartbeat for Drew Stafford, if the Sabres were interested.” Continue reading 'Rumor: Gilbert for Stafford.. Would You Do It?'»