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What Will It Take To Get Jeff Petry?

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

With the defending Cup champion Los Angeles Kings giving up a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a blue-chip prospect to acquire solid Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Andrej Sekera, the gauntlet has been thrown down at the feet of their rival, the Anaheim Ducks.

Can Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish squeeze a first-rounder out of the Ducks now for Jeff Petry? Maybe.

Petry is the best available rental defenceman on the board now, unless you are a Zbynek Michalek fan from Arizona, and the dominoes usually start to fall in the West when one Cup threat makes a bold move.

Montreal, Detroit, Tampa, Washington, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and the Ducks are all looking for one more defenceman, and Sekera, 28, who plays hard and can make a good first pass and might sign with L.A. after the season, may have set the price for rental defencemen.

The feeling has long been that the Oilers were looking for a second-round pick and a solid blue-line prospect for teams, but maybe Sekera has changed MacTavish’s game plan somewhat. 

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Chet's avatar

Seems like Matheson prob helps the front office do its negotiating also.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/25/15 at 11:26 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Anyone believe the Kings will pick at the top of the draft?

The Kings 1st rounder is in the high 20’s at best…dead last at worst. The prospect is a long shot to make the NHL in the next 3 years. Carolina will likely see little return for this trade.

The Oilers can’t even get it right at the top of the draft with talented players…what makes them think they can develop similar value: a guy in the 20’s.

A 3rd rounder plus a player like Kindl seems more than fair value for a rental guy like Petry. If teams get greedy and ask for the sky enjoy paying a disgruntled player for the remainder of the year and watch how they go into the corners for a non-playoff team that has no chance of re-signing them.

Posted by d ca on 02/25/15 at 11:37 PM ET

Jaromir Blogger's avatar

Seems like Matheson prob helps the front office do its negotiating also.

This was the first thing I thought when I saw his tweet saying they’d want one of the Wings’ top d-man prospects.

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 02/26/15 at 04:41 AM ET

nEgativezEro's avatar

Seems like Matheson prob helps the front office do its negotiating also.

They need all the help they can get.

Posted by nEgativezEro on 02/26/15 at 10:58 AM ET

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