Mr.53 Posted June 15, 2015 Share Posted June 15, 2015 Rumor is the Oilers are interested in Cam Talbot, and are willing to part with their first round pick (11th overall). Now I'm assuming this is not a straight up deal, in that would be beyond dumb. I also see little reason why Cam Talbot would be worth much more than Eddie Lack. Benning and Chiarelli also have the Boston connection. A see at least a possible deal being possible. To Edmonton Eddie Lack Nicklas Jensen Ryan Stanton To Vancouver 1st round pick (16th overall) 3rd round pick (63rd overall) (potentially a 4th. 93rd overall) Why Edmonton does this. Lack: Edmonton is trying to contend sooner rather than later. They want a youngish goalie, that can step between the pipes as early as next season and has shown has some positive upside potential. That's why they want Cam Talbot. Well, Eddie Lack is similar to Cam Talbot in age and size. Both have shown they can handle backup goaltender and can most likely start on EDM. He can hop right in and help a playoff push immediately/ Jensen: Nicklas Jensen Edmtonton is looking for size to complement their young core. Jensen isn't exactly a body bruiser, but he provides size and speed up along the wing. The kid played better at the end of the year, but honestly, a change in scenery could help. He has all the tools, the skating, the puck handling, the shooting, size, etc. he just needs consistency. He is still however, a prospect much further along in development than a 16th overall pick. Ryan Stanton: provides much needed defense and physicality on the backend. I personally find Ryan Stanton to be very underrated. Ryan Stanton can play the role of bottom pairing defefensman very well. Why Vancouver does this First round pick: Draft picks. Duh. 2 first round picks 3 years in a row goes a long way for youth movement. Recovering the third we lost will also go to add to the pool. I would use the 16th overall to target either Kyle Connor or Travis Konecny. (Connor at 16th would be a steal) And with the 23rd I would target the best defensman available, Daniel Sprong, or Brock Boeser. Third round pick. (possibly 4th): You never know who will be available by the third round. Still getting another pick back would be great for us. I would suggest getting another defencman or right winger. If a 3rd is too valuable, their 4th round pick is pretty much a late third anyway. All of this is predicated on the thought that they see Eddie Lack with around as much value as Cam Talbot, which I do. I see no reason why two GMs with new teams, (Do you still consider Benning new? Anyway) who already have history with each other, making a deal that benefits both sides. To summarize. Edmonton gets more playoff ready. With Connor McDavid coming, EDM is going to want to capitalize on his cheap contract and go for an immediate push. In this deal they address many issues. They get a youngish goaltender ready to step between the pipes as a starter today, who has size and can still develop with the younger group. A prospect with size, speed, and scoring ability on the wings, who can honestly be NHL ready in a year or 2 if he either rounds out his game or develops consistency. And a 25 year old bottom pairing defensman who provides steady defense and physical play. Edmonton addresses every need in one move. Vancouver adds 2 draft picks putting our prospect pool over the top. Thoughts? (Putting more thought into it. Edmonton may want Frank Corrado over Jensen. I would be fine with making that replacement, but that would just mean we need to use one of our picks on a defensman.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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