News today from the Ottawa organization that the club is likely to tinker with their roster over the summer. Sens have some monstrous cap problems and saving a million or two on a deal might have appeal. From an Oiler point of view, acquiring Jason Spezza might help fill the hole at 1line C and allow the team to draft Taylor Hall.
Some of the names Edmonton might be interested in aside from Spezza (7M cap hit through 2015) and Chris Neil (2M cap hit through 2012). Ottawa has previously expressed strong interest in Dustin Penner (4.25M through 2012), Andrew Cogliano (1.1M, rfa) and Ladislav Smid (1.3M) with men like Ales Hemsky (4.1M through 2012), Shawn Horcoff (5.5M through 2015) and Sheldon Souray (5.4M through 2012) also likely available.
If Stu (Magnificent Bastard) MacGregor comes to Steve Tambellini and says Hall is the man, would the Oilers GM then considering a package of players to Ottawa in exchange for Spezza? Would a signed Spezza and Taylor Hall be a good foundation for this team’s offense moving forward? What would it cost? And what if the pricetag included Sam Gagner?