Friday, November 8, 2013

Analyzing the Oilers/Flames Deal

The Flames desperately needed a dman to play in their own zone.   They have acquired Ladislav Smid, along with prospect goalie Olivier Roy.  Roman Horak and goalie Laurent Brossoit are going to the OilersRoman Horak never quite made it here.  He was always close, but just never quite there.  As for Brossoit, I think it was just a numbers game. 

Smid is the stay-home dman the Flames so desperately need.  He will help the Flames in their own zone. Smid may not be spectacular, but he fills a need.  I really do not know much about Roy, except that he is an Oiler prospect.  

What I am wondering is what does this do to Butler?  Let's face facts; Butler has struggled this season.  I would bet this puts him on notice. It also makes me wonder what happens when Gio comes back. And that means Smith and O'Brien may also be affected by this deal. 

I wonder if this deal means something else is up.  With all their injuries, the Flames need a forward.  They are busy on the phones, but a partner may be hard to find. 

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