Could the Oiles and Jackets swing a major trade?

Columbus’s main problem is goaltending and a few other things. Do you think the Oilers would swap Ales Hemsky, Nikolai Khabibulin and say Jeff Petry to the Blue Jackets to get the possible No. 1 overall pick because Scott Howson and Scott Arniel have to save their jobs?(Dennis Wong)

A: No. Steve Mason has taken a major tumble after his sterling rookie season, but they have acres of concerns there and they’re not going to be helped by taking Hemsky, who is basically a rental because he’s UFA on July 1 or Khabibulin, who turns 39 in 10 days. Perry is a good young player, whom I think can be a top-four defenceman in time. Howson, the GM, and Arniel, the coach, are on the hot seat and Howson is on record as saying he’s going to be moving people at the deadline. But giving up what could be the first overall pick in June? I don’t see it, although if Nail Yakupov is the acknowledged No. 1, they have a major decision because the organization has struck out on two previously high-drafted Russians — Nikolai Zherdev and Nikita Filatov — before this.

6 Responses to Could the Oiles and Jackets swing a major trade?

  1. Steven_Leafs says:

    the only way Columbus trades their potential no.1 overall pick is if they get back Rask+, Bernier+, or Schneider+. And those pluses will have to be pretty good.

  2. reinjosh says:

    Another Leaf-Duck swap. IS this the 4th in the space of less than a year now?

    Caputi for Deschamps
    Both Left Wings, both have good size. Deschamps hasn't exactly been known for using it but he seems to have some nice upside and is two years younger than Caputi. Anaheim probably sees some high upside in Caputi or at least a guy capable of making the jump into the bottom 6 sooner rather than later. 
  3. dumbassdoorman says:

    This trade certainly isn't going to hurt the Leafs. Though here is hoping both them and Ana. going on torrid 15 game losing streaks, which leads to bigger trades.

  4. 93killer93 says:


    Hemsky, Whitney, Petry, Peckham
    Hamilton, Caron, 1st 
    Gagner, Sutton, Dubnyk
    Ellis, Lindback, 1st
    Gilbert, Smid, Khabibulin, Plante, Potter
    Goloubef, Mason, Ambroz, Archibald
    Horcoff, Hartikainen, 2nd
    Gomez, 1st, Tinordi
    Lander, Omark, Marincin, 1st(Bos), 2nd(2013-ANA)
    Schenn, Shelley, Walker, Cond.Pick(2nd-1st if flyers make the conference finals)
    Nsh- Reinhart(trade-up)
    Resign Smyth 1 year 3mil
    Beauchemin 2 years 7mil
    Suter 5 years 30mil
    1 year 2mil Pahlsson
    1 year 2.5mil Parenteau
  5. LeafsNation4Ever says:

    A beautiful plan.. That probably won't happen, but it is a possibility.

  6. lafleur10 says:

    i think your living in dream land bud! no way we trade tinordi! gomez won't be traded either unfortunately nobody will take that contract

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