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Could Hartnell Have Been An Oiler?

August 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Last night Dan Tencer tweeted that the Flyers Scott Hartnell had agreed to waive his no trade clause to come to Edmonton; Souray was the player the Oilers would have been sending the other way but Tambellini pulled out of the deal.

What???

I dig Scott Hartnell. He’s a big body who is good for 20ish goals and 45-50 points a year (60 on a great year like he had the year before). He’d instantly be the grittiest player on the Oilers roster. He’s got a contract for another three season with a $4.2 M cap hit, which isn’t a steal but is certainly reasonable. And at 28 he’s got some pretty good seasons coming up. Imagine a powerplay with him planted right in front of the oppositions goalie; not too bad if you ask me. Read more…