Today we continue a new series – What Would You Do Wednesday? This puts our readers in hypothetical control of the Edmonton Oilers and asks them to solve the organization’s problems. Today, our focus turns to the defence.
For those who missed last week’s edition, the idea is pretty straight-forward, and it combines the two things that people on this site love more than anything else in the world:
- dissecting the Oilers down to the smallest nut and bolt and
- FREE STUFF
Baggedmilk (I’ve never met him in real life, but I imagine he looks, sounds and dresses like our good friend Gideon) has a stockpile of cool Nations stuff, and he’s giving it away. JUST GIVING IT AWAY LIKE A MADMAN.
My role in this week’s edition is to provide the scenario that needs solving.
Your role? Provide a compelling solution to the problem.
With the Oilers making their final roster decisions, the defence is suddenly an area of extreme focus. The team’s defence combinations in practice look like this:
- Oscar Klefbom – Justin Schultz
- Nikita Nikitin – Mark Fayne
- Andrew Ference – Jeff Petry
- Darnell Nurse – Brad Hunt
The Oilers also have Martin Marincin and a host of others down on the farm.
The question is this: What should the Oilers do about their blue line? More specifically, do they need to make a trade for more talent? Do they need to move the personnel they have around? What happens when Darnell Nurse’s nine-game trial ends and the team has to decide between keeping him or returning him to junior?
We turn our eyes to you, esteemed comments section. What would you do if you ran the team?
The prize this week for the registered citizen with the most props: a free Nation t-shirt.