ESQ wrote:Fred wrote:They're some thing like Quebec was a year or so before they moved to Denver
Now that is an interesting comparison. Quebec moves to Colorado with Sakic, Forsberg, Foote, Owen Nolan, plus all the parts that became Roy.
My question is, are any of the Oiler 3 comparable to Sakic or Forsberg? I don't think they do, nor do I think they have the upside to develop into Hall of Famers.
Similarly, do any of the Oiler 3 compare to Toews, Crosby, Getzlaf/Perry? Again, I don't think so.
They possibly do.
However, I don't think Quebec is a good example at all because of the cap era. That Nordiques had a longer window to allow a slow rebuild, thus having these players play together longer and allow chemistry to build slowly. The cap will not allow this.
I also think it is interesting to note Edmonton's lack of desirability to the Free Agent market....tough to compliment your core with that reality facing Oiler management.