Making sense of Paul Holmgren's trades

Cam Charron
June 24 2011 02:17PM

 

 

From a stand-alone perspective, trading Jeff Carter to Columbus is not a bad trade for the Philadelphia Flyers. Everything that happened afterwards is chaotic, as Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren laid his team's foundation and future through 2012 on a roulette table.

Where the Jeff Carter trade baffles me is that it meant more than a long contract for salary cap relief, a young roster player (Jakub Voracek) and a couple of picks, one of them #8 in a pretty decent draft. Philadelphia used all the long-term money they save on a piece that they may not have needed. An oft-repeated cliché is that  the Flyers were just a goalie away from the Stanley Cup. They haven't won one since Bernie Parent.

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THE SIDES OF SMYTH DEAL

Jason Gregor
June 24 2011 01:41PM

Most fans believe the Oilers should jump at the chance to bring Ryan Smyth back to town, but do the Oilers have a legitimate reason not to?

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Shoot the Moon

Lowetide
June 24 2011 12:48PM

This is the day Steve Tambellini can finish laying the foundation for the Edmonton Oilers rolling out over the next decade.

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2011 ENTRY DRAFT: OILERSNATION LIVE BLOG

Robin Brownlee
June 24 2011 11:40AM

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- One Ryan or two? Maybe none?

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TAMBELLINI: TIME TO STEP UP

Jason Gregor
June 24 2011 11:29AM

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. -- The honeymoon, if there even was one, is over for Steve Tambellini. The Oilers' GM will celebrate his 3rd year as GM on July 8th, and while he was a quiet observer for the first nine months, he has been the decision maker since he announced Craig MacTavish wasn't going to return as head coach on April 15th, 2009.

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