It seems everyone in Edmonton is drooling over Wade Redden. Behind Bouwmeester, he is definitely the player Oiler fans want to see manning the blueline in the Big E next year.
Speculation is that because of Redden's contract and the Sens needing to resign younger stars that a Redden to Edmonton deal makes sense. We have the young cap friendly prospects and picks to do the deal no doubt. But does it end there?
Watching the Sens get pushed around by the Ducks makes me wonder if a bigger deal could be in the works. Wouldn't Matt Greene look good in a Sens uniform putting the hammer down on Selanne and McDonald? Couldn't the Sens use Raffi Torres to lay out a few Ducks like he did in last year's Western Finals?
Heatley or Spezza sure would look good as an Oiler. The Oilers could package up Greene, Torres, Horcoff, a prospect like Schremp or Cogliano and a couple of firsts for Redden & Spezza.
Horcoff is no Spezza but he has proven himself to be a capable #1 centre. Throw in some young up-tempo bangers like Greene and Torres and this deal makes sense. Plus it probably gives Ottawa the room to sign Heatley, Meszaros, & Vermette long-term.
Crazy big deal that will probably never happen but it makes sense.