Philly trades for the rights to Hartnell and Timmonen and then signs them both to long term deals.
That's what you call being ahead of the curve. Ahead of everyone else in the league.
Ramifications for the Oilers - well, Hartnell who they apparently coveted is off the table.
And with Timmonen's arrival, Pitkanen is certainly available.
Kevin Lowe, take notice of Mr. Holmgrem's work. That's some impressive stuff.