Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Better To Send Paajarvi To OKC Than Play Him With Cogliano All Year

If the Oilers plan on playing Paajarvi with Andrew Cogliano all season long without PP time then they may as well send him to OKC. Paajarvi is a top six talent and he is being paired with arguably the worst forward on the club that is living off of his rookie seasons success. Why keep this line together and let Cogs drag Paajarvi down with him? We may as well send Paajarvi down if we are hell bent on wasting his talents. This will give him a chance to dominate in OKC and hopefully give us a chance to ditch Cogliano.

With the Devils cap crunch and the NHLPA unhappy about the current situation there, Tambellini should be hounding Lamoriello like he owes him money. Take Cogs and we'll take back salary and a draft pick. Enough of holding onto players for the sake of holding onto guys to try and squeeze something out of them. We should've moved Cogliano a season ago. While I want a team that ends up in the lottery again I don't want to see it come at the expense of a guy like Paajarvi. This team will have a tough enough time winning games this year, let's do so while developing the kids and putting them in a position to succeed.

Of course the team is only 2 games into the season, but 9 games is the magic number for burning off a year of eligibility. Time to make a move and put this guy where he belongs in the top 6 and on the PP.


Coach pb9617 said...

It's too bad Rolston has a NMC. Cogliano for Rolston and a high pick sounds great.

Salvador would be fine too if he wasn't on LTIR with a "concussion".

Who in the hell gives Rolston a NMC?!

Bryanbryoil said...

Guys with the same mentality of the ones that gave Horcoff one? ;p I agree that would be a solid trade though if Rolston waived his NMC.

TY said...

I say trade cogs and bring up omark to play with brule and MPS. That would be a good 3rd line

Bryanbryoil said...

TY-That would be the most desired 3rd line IMO. Brule wins the draws and acts as the shooter on the line while Paajarvi gets less pressure to carry the puck and make all of the offensive plays by himself.