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Ducks land Cogliano from Oilers for draft pick

Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:40 pm
Edited on: July 12, 2011 2:26 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

The Anaheim Ducks acquired center Andrew Cogliano from the Edmonton Oilers for a second-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Cogliano is coming off an 11-goal, 24-assist season in Edmonton and has a career high of 18 goals (in 2007-08 and 08-09) and 45 points (07-08). In his four seasons in the NHL, Cogliano has proven very durable as he has played all 82 games every season.

"I'm sad to leave, I liked playing in Edmonton very much." Cogliano said.

With the trade the Ducks don't give up all that much in a second-round selection and get a nice center to presumably anchor the third line. At just 24 years old, Cogliano is still growing as a hockey player so the Ducks could expect to see a rise in Cogliano's production.

"We've tried to increase our team speed the last couple of years and he definitely helps us do that." Ducks GM Bob Murray said. "Last year he was a penalty killer and a checker and prided himself on that. He's very versatile and we like that here."

Cogliano didn't seem to fit in the long-term look of the Oilers as GM Steve Tambellini had dangled him as trade bait before. Of course the Oilers might have a spot opening at the center position for a certain No. 1 pick this year named Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

"He had a rough go in Edmonton, where they were trying to work themselves back up," Murray said. "He's got a fresh start here."

First things first: Cogliano doesn't have a contract for next season, lingering at the moment as a restricted free agent. He is scheduled for an arbitration hearing on July 21.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:14 am
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Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Ducks land Cogliano from Oilers for draft pick

I predicted this a long time ago.....Cogs just gets in the way of their future down the middle....he's not good enough to be a 3rd line centre and isnt strong enough defensively or big enough to be a 4th line centre....he's always fishing the puck out of his own net.  If they go with Nugent Hopkins or Gagner behind Horcoff at Centre and Belanger at 3rd line they can have one of the bigger younger guys play fourth line centre....like Van de Velde or Haartikeinen.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Ducks land Cogliano from Oilers for draft pick

I have no idea what the Oilers are doing these days.  For the last few years they've been going with youth and appeared to be pretty firm with how they are doing things.... pretty consistent.  And then they go and trade away a 24 year old kid that hasn't missed a game in 4 years for them for what's going to be a mid 2nd round draft pick at best?  Makes no sense to me.... I could see if he was going to score big in arbitration but I can't imagine whatever he receives will bankrupt the Oilers.... I don't get it. 



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Ducks land Cogliano from Oilers for draft pick

 A second round pick gets you less talent than Cogliano 9 times out of 10... Hes a young player and still has a lot of upside and potential. Dumb move by Edmonton IMO. He had 35 pts last year, the arbitrator isn't gonna award that much dough for him.



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Ducks land Cogliano from Oilers for draft pick

What the heck was Kings DL when he was dealing Smyth?! A lousy seventh round draft pick. Yea, it makes Lombardi look like an idiot indeed.
 



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Ducks land Cogliano from Oilers for draft pick

No id say this is a steal for the oil, Everyone knows cogs is fast, but the guy has average hands and average shot and cant create anything by himself. His arbitration price will be more than hes worth and a second round draft pick can go a long way.



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Ducks land Cogliano from Oilers for draft pick

As long as they sign him to a contract, this is a steal for the Ducks.  Trading a 2nd round draft pick for a young center who kills penalties is a no-brainer.  Pens should have traded for him to replace Talbot.


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