Or Geoff Sanderson.
Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky should make up 2/3′s of the top line, and a second line of Stoll, Torres and someone would leave the 3line to Moreau, Pisani and either Pouliot or Reasoner.
Let’s say that the Oilers come out of the UFA signing season with only Petr Sykora and then are forced to deal young assets for a solution on defense and in goal.
The Oilers MIGHT enter the 07-08 season with lines that look something like this:
The other options would be elevating Torres to the top line, moving Pisani to 1line LW and giving Robert Nilsson a chance to play with the big boys.
I think Kevin Lowe better find another top 6 winger pdq, because the problem is that the Oilers don’t have anyone from the farm/junior/trade at the deadline who can be that big time producer while making 1M or less.
They had a bunch of guys doing more than they were earning in 05-06, but right now this team features a bunch of guys up front being paid in full (save Torres and that day is coming right soon).