Potulny to the Oilers

by Dobber Sports on June 6, 2008
Ryan Potulny

 

 The Edmonton Oilers traded Danny Syvret to the Philadelphia Flyers for Ryan Potulny.

 


The Oilers get: a talented, two-way winger/center who deserves second line minutes right now. In Edmonton, he will get this.


The Flyers get: a high risk/reward power-play quarterback. Syvret is probably not going to make the team, but if he does, it will be in a year or two and it will be as the No.2 quarterback along with Braydon Coburn.


Fantasy Players Impacted: This definitely makes Raffi Torres expendable. The Oilers have a lot of skilled forwards, but not enough players who can play the wing on the second line. Problem solved. Potulny's value just got jump-started folks.


As for Syvret – the Oilers have plenty of offensive rearguards. Now he actually has a hope of cracking an NHL lineup. Will the Flyers give him a chance?


Great trade for both parties.