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17 Feb 2018 23:46:22
Oil: Nuge + Klefbom
Yotes: OEL

Oil: Maroon
Boston: Frederic

Oil: Letestu
Jets: 3rd.

18 Feb 2018 02:15:50
Id say a bit much from Edmonton on the first one, espec considering OEL wouldn't be on an extension.

Second one is a no from Boston, Frederic was a 1st before, don't think Boston gives him up this early.

Third is fine imo.

18 Feb 2018 05:07:05
A 4th or 5th, maybe even a 6th is more in line with Letestu's value.

17 Feb 2018 22:36:57
Drai, 2nd round pick
OEL, Domi

18 Feb 2018 02:55:16

17 Feb 2018 05:47:18
Oil: Maroon
Jets: Lemieux or Appleton.

17 Feb 2018 14:42:21
Totally believable however I'm a big fan of both players so I personally wouldn't do it, I'd rather trade Petan.

17 Feb 2018 21:56:38
No from the Jets. You're offering a player the Jets don't need for one of two that may play for the Jets in a year or two. It would have to be a mid round pick or C, D prospect.

17 Feb 2018 04:18:14
LW - Loui Ericsson $6.00
LHD - Ben Hutton $2.80

LHD - Andrej Sekera $6.00
C/RW - Ryan Strome $2.50

17 Feb 2018 05:44:14
Don't really think Vancouver would do that.

17 Feb 2018 16:36:56
I wouldn't want anything to do with Eriksson contract.

17 Feb 2018 17:56:51
Eriksson’s contract is only a year longer than Andrej Sekera’s. I feel that all these players aren’t working out for and all could use a change of scenery.

17 Feb 2018 20:20:14
Sekera was arguably the Oilers best D man last year and injured for the first half of the season this year.
Erikson has like 20 points this year, played on the fourth line and has one more year and more money than Sekera. Sekera is a lot more important to Edm than Eriksson would be. Again, I don't want anything to do with Eriksson and his contract.

16 Feb 2018 16:00:26
Friday Funday..

Nashville Paccoretti

Montreal 2018 1st, 2018 4th & Fredrick Gaudreau.

Edmonton: Eckman Larson & Strome

Arizona: Adam Larsson & Strome

The Stromes and Larsson's swap..

16 Feb 2018 21:57:44
I wish from the oilers side, but never in a million years.

16 Feb 2018 21:59:33
So Arizona decides to downgrade why?

16 Feb 2018 22:12:47
Don’t know why Montreal takes first one
And easy no from Arizona, however, if they lose OEL for nothing we’ll they take a look at it. But Dylan Strome will not be part of the trade he’ll stay. But ya no from Arizona lol.

17 Feb 2018 08:59:39
OEL>Larsson, Dylan>Ryan. What?

17 Feb 2018 11:47:36
Look who the poster is TSS, that should answer your question.

17 Feb 2018 15:46:44

true. true. lol.

'eBErLe is wORtH a fIrSt, rYaN sTroMe and tRavIs hAmOnIC'

Lmao, Ft4a whyd u change your name bud? lol.

16 Feb 2018 18:58:06
WPG: Petan
EDM: Maroon

16 Feb 2018 19:48:52
Could definitely happen.

16 Feb 2018 21:15:22
I'd rather the Jets just use a 3rd or 4th round pick on him, if they want him. If the Oil don't like it, we don't need him.

16 Feb 2018 21:59:45
Jets won’t get maroon for 3rd or 4th rd pick. If they don’t need him, there are others teams that do!

16 Feb 2018 22:14:50
lol a 3rd or 4th you won’t get him bud.
Not saying he’s worth a 1st (although tsn speculates he could) but bruh.

16 Feb 2018 22:43:15
That's cool. As I said if a 3rd or 4th won't do it, then send him somewhere else.

16 Feb 2018 14:00:52
Read something like this on the web.

EDM - Lucic and 4th round pick 2018
OTT - Bobby Ryan

Ottawa gets 1.25 mill in relief and rid of Bobby Ryan

Edmonton gets someone that could possibly play on McDavids wing


16 Feb 2018 15:31:33
No thanks. doesn't Lucic still have like 5 yrs left at 6m? pretty sure Ryan only has 3 yrs left.

16 Feb 2018 16:06:06
Per yesterday, very interesting trade.

FYI Ryan is signed till 21/ 22 Lucic an extra year.

Edmonton's the one that's tight against the cap so an Ottawa retention of minimum 1.25M is most likely required.

Both players have some sore of NTC as well that could hamper this trade.

I think both teams benefit from this though, so decent trade proposal.

16 Feb 2018 17:37:34
If Ottawa is looking to rebuild Lucic will be a good asset to have and atleast he’ll play, Ryan is literally hurt every couple days and heard Ottawa is done dealing with that. Oilers take a bigger cap and imo more risk but I do like the trade.

16 Feb 2018 17:38:00
Cant see ottawa taking lucic's 6 million dollar cap charge and extra year term if retention is in the discussion tbh.

16 Feb 2018 21:25:15
Ryan has 4 Years, while Lucic has 5 Years. Lucic is 1 million cheaper and more durable.

17 Feb 2018 00:23:29
Oilfan. if retention on the ryan contract is expected, i can't picture any possible way that would work out cheaper for the sens.

16 Feb 2018 07:16:36
Oil: Nuge
Sens: Hoffman
Oil: Strome + 2nd

Oil: Maroon
TB: Cirelli.

16 Feb 2018 07:23:00
We can tell you're an Oilers fan.

16 Feb 2018 09:05:58
The first proposal is all over right now and I think it’s fair. Hoffman is a true sniper but Hopkins is much younger and a center. As far as the second proposal goes, I don’t think anyone wants Strome. I don’t know the guy from Tampa in the last proposal but I really hope Maroon doesn’t end up in Tampa or Boston.

16 Feb 2018 17:05:42
Strome is awful.

16 Feb 2018 17:22:27
Ottawa has no need for another center, the first trade makes no sense at all.

16 Feb 2018 18:08:30
They are maybe trading Brassard. And if they do Nuge would be appealing to them.

16 Feb 2018 18:47:21
RNH is worth more than those guys.

16 Feb 2018 19:55:47
I just heard that the RNH for hoffman deal is in fact an actual rumour, my bad.

16 Feb 2018 20:57:16
Strome and Domi really haven’t had that different of careers. Both young but Domi definitely has the higher potential. That’s an early 2nd. 1st would seem like an overpayment IMO. And if Oil get Domi I wouldn’t want to trade RNH for Hoffman.

16 Feb 2018 16:27:29
The Hoffman for RNH trade has been suggested by the Media and is all over the Edm websites. The fans are outraged with the straight Hoffman for Hopkins trade so don't think that will go down. Ottawa would have to put in something else decent with Hoffman to appease the masses.

If this trade went down the collection in Edmonton for the GM to go billboards would be massive.

2nd trade. Favors Edm a bit too much. I think Arizona will get more than that for Domi. Trade probably depends on how bad they want to dump Domi.

3rd trade.

Maroon for who? A magic bean that might play in the NHL someday? Well. who can argue about getting an asset for a UFA I guess.

15 Feb 2018 18:14:54
Oil: Nuge

Canes: Skinner.

15 Feb 2018 19:28:32
Not even close imho. Nuge is no improvement over Linholm imho.

15 Feb 2018 19:49:02
Imo, no from Carolina because didn't Skinner get 70 points like a year or two ago? he's their most lethal offence, they won't trade him for offence. kinda lateral in that case. theyd trade any one of their dmen before Skinner imo.

15 Feb 2018 20:26:05
Canes add.

15 Feb 2018 21:30:00
My bad, it wasnt 70 points, it was 37 goals and 63 points. Still, that goal total is elite, and I just can't see him being given up.

15 Feb 2018 21:59:56
Canes add lol of course they do right FT4A? Because RNH is worth Karlsson, and Jeff skinner isn’t as good as Erik Karlsson.

15 Feb 2018 22:08:29
RNH is no improvement over Lindholm? Look at the stats and numbers. RNH is an upgrade! Plus, is Lindholm even playing centre at all? RNH is a good two way centre. Now when it come to points:
Lindholm: in 349 games - 176 points (0.5)
Skinner: in 554 games - 365 points (0.66)
RNH: in 441 game - 296 points (0.67)

Now, I do believe the canes need a centreman and RNH can be that #2 after Stall. Skinner would be a great fit on McDavid’s line.

I don’t know if it is the perfect trade, but you can’t say is so off.

15 Feb 2018 22:39:59
Yup Skinner is a great goal scorer, reason I put it up is Nuge actually has better points per game this year and well he’s a centerman and canes for sure need a centerman. And i'd obviously love to get Faulk for Nuge like iv said before that would be unreal. But yeah could be tough for canes to pull trigger on skinner especially.

15 Feb 2018 23:11:45
No Edmonton adds It’s not even close.

16 Feb 2018 16:46:47
Unbiased, madeindade
Sorry, Carolina has to add Because:

1. Hopkins is a center which adds more value.
2. He's way more defensively responsible,

BUT most importantly.

3. Skinner has only 1 year of contract left thus putting him into a short term rental situation. Slightly more than a 2nd round pick is the going rate for a UFA.

Rental players for the franchises most consistent player who's signed for a longer term is a poor trade no matter who it is.
So sorry, As much as you want to believe Edm adds. It's the Canes that are required to add to make this a go.

Perhaps Canes can resign him to make the terms equal out, then the trade would have a little more realistic chance of happening.

As it sits, the trade is a no from Edmonton's stand point.

14 Feb 2018 18:09:59
Oilers need a right hand damn who can play power play. Suggestions:
Oilers: RNH + Benning (maybe + 3rd Rd Pk)
Wild: Coyle + Spurgeon or Dumba
RNH would be a perfect for the wild. Their current centremen: Koivu and stall (both older and trending down, especially koivu) and coyle who is a good 3rd line centre, and EK who is young.
Spurgeon would look great with Sekera. Coyle 3rd centerman after McDavid and Drai.

Another option:
Oilers: Klefbom or RNH
Avs: Barrie
I believe that Avs have some good young right handed dman coming up. Barrie could be on his way out. They could use Klefbom on the left side. Or maybe they could use RNH on the second line after Macinnon. I prefer the Klefbom and Barrie’s swap.

14 Feb 2018 21:16:08
Sorry, Trade 1 Way OTL. None of those Wild players are an upgrade for Edmonton. Benning + 3rd for ONE of those players is probably more realistic.

Trade 2, No RNH but Klefbom for Barrie sounds realistic if the Av's put a high pick in to offset Klefbom's longer term cap friendly contract. or perhaps Edm would be content if the Av's ate 1.4M of Barrie's salary so they cost the same and edm takes the asset loss of the extra years of cap friendly service to fill the RHD need.

14 Feb 2018 22:01:00
So Spurgeon or Dumba are not an upgrade on Benning? Go and search the players playing time and stats, and then decide. Oilers need a power play dman.

14 Feb 2018 22:19:53
Pretty good. I think the RNH for Barrie one is pretty close. I think oilers might have to add a bit to klefbom just based on recent play, I think his value has taken a bit of a hit. Although 5 more years of control on klefbom at 4.1 mill vs 2 more years at 5.5 for Barrie may be enough to balance that out.

14 Feb 2018 22:24:58
You’re ridiculous FT4A. So Carrick plus a 3rd gets a top 4 dman or top 9 power forward? Or does it only work for Oiler players? How are these players not an upgrade for Edmonton? Please explain.

14 Feb 2018 22:30:40
Both defenseman are better offensively than anyone on the Oiler roster. Spurgeon or Dumba would fit nice on the Oiler blue line. Get your head out of your ass and realize they are bottom feeders in need for a change. A few very talented players, yes. After that you don’t have much of an argument.

14 Feb 2018 23:14:57
Jeez leafs why so angry
But ya if Edmonton could trade for Dumba that would be lit.

14 Feb 2018 23:20:38
I don’t think the aves would be interested in RNH, they have McKinnon and next year Jost. I’d say they have a pretty good 1-2 punch now and Hopkins is expensive 3rd liner. Value wise it’s pretty good just don’t see the need for aves. Also I’m positive I’m not the only one thinking this but LBRN needs to get a clue! You’re such a oilers homer it’s crazy.

I understand you’re a oilers fan and no one wants to see their team lose a trade but your opinions are just ridiculous! You need to stop watching hockey if you think that Benning and a 3rd will be you dumba or Spurgeon.

14 Feb 2018 23:30:34
RNH > Coyle
Benning + 3rd.

14 Feb 2018 23:31:00
Personally I think the left hand versus right hand defenseman argument is overrated one of the best defensive teams in NHL history had 5 left-handed defenseman in one right handed guy who was a spare part.

14 Feb 2018 23:33:38
Benning + pick / add for any ONE of the Wild players mentioned is a reasonable parallel trade. All those wild players are pretty average at best, but so is Benning.

Unfortunately as soon as you try to name RNH in the trade the VETO / Abort button lights up and gets hit. You will have to name a different player in the trade other than him.

As explained in a previous post that it seems mr/ ms Leafs17 for some reason still can't grasp the concept of is he is a core piece that plays hard minutes in all the difficult situations, is long term signed, is a fan favorite, is only 24 with 441 games of experience already.

Most importantly. The GM would probably lose his job trading him as he is on VERY thin ice over the Eberle asset liquidation last year. The teammates, GM, and coaching staff are all on record emphasizing how valuable RNH is to the team so throwing him in for a few average players back won't cut it.
It is doubtful he will get traded unless an elite #1 D-man is dangled of which Barrie, Spergeon, and Dumba are definitely not.

Trade 2

Oilers with the big $$ signings last year can't take on a Salary increase next season, so Barrie retention, or 2nd roster player (s) to offset the salary difference would need to be in the Klefbom for Barrie deal. This does sound like a realistic trade that might need a minor tweak.

I agree that Klefbom's poor play has diminished his value.

14 Feb 2018 23:44:28
Sorry McJ, FT4A has been trolling for too long. This is the same guy that values every oilers player above and beyond anyone in the league. Hopkins and Benning would require Karlsson just to get the conversation started.

15 Feb 2018 04:01:20
Who is FT4A? Leafs17, you got the wrong guy. How am I over valuing the oilers in this trade?
Plus, what the hell do u mean with your comments about karlson? I’m sorry man but you are making no sense here.

15 Feb 2018 04:14:32
Spurgeon and Dumba not being an upgrade on Benning is officially the dumbest argument of the week! Unbelievable. And yes leafs17, this is the same guy who said only way RNH could end up in Ottawa is if it was for Karlsson!

15 Feb 2018 05:12:23
FT4A/ let's be real now lost all credibility with that nonsense last year when Karlsson was a top 5 player in the league. Now he’s just making sure the credibility never has a chance to return.

15 Feb 2018 07:15:34
Sorry Oil fan, my comments were towards Let’s Be Real Now (FT4A) . Your proposals were ok. FT4A changed his name but still spews the same garbage. The veto comment is exactly the way FT4A would speak.

15 Feb 2018 14:11:54
Oh! Thanks for the clarification. Appreciate it!

15 Feb 2018 16:11:29
Not sure what an FT4A is. ? Is that special code for something?

Sorry if there is a disagreement from the Eastern biased peanut gallery over this, but realistically that trade won't go. Benning + pick for one of those players is a decent realistic trade. Trade listed improves Minni, but Edmonton loses big time overall.

If RNH is going to be moved, I suspect it would be a 2 or 3 asset by Edmonton for 1 asset back type deal netting a #1 Dman or 1st line player to compliment McD. Not for 2nd pair / 3rd liners. Edmonton already is loaded with those types of players.

15 Feb 2018 20:08:42
Wild and avalanche say no.

15 Feb 2018 23:28:54
So how is coyle/ Dumba/ Spurgeon not worth more then rnh they actually play for a winning team and have staal granlund koivu sucker suter praise nino (not attempting that last name) and still put up good stats. Edmonton sucks they have Mcdavid and drai but drai is way overrated imo so keep your garbage nobody wants em you will draft high again and lose because you’re a horribly managed team.

16 Feb 2018 00:14:31
FT4A is the name you used to use and aren’t man enough to admit it. You know this big guy. And yes, madeindade, chirello will just f it up anyway. Sit back and watch the show.

14 Feb 2018 17:01:14
What about this trade in the summer?
Oilers: Lucic (5years x 6m)
Send: Ryan (4 Years x 7m)
Lucic is more durable and physical, but Ryan if healthy could fit well on McDavid’s wing. That way too, Oilers could bring back maroon. There is no room for both maroon and Lucic on the oilers. Maroon will be cheaper and could play with McDavid. Sens save a 1 m. Sens seem like they want to save as much money as possible to resign karlson and save money for the owner.

14 Feb 2018 17:26:51
Actually pretty interesting. Not sure on all the NTC/ NMC and stuff. Also not sure on Senators use or want for lucic but if they’re blowing it up and going really young he could be good for leadership and protection while a new core Linda takes over.

Ryan isn’t a fast player to keep up with mcdavid on the rush for sure, but once mcdavid gets the zone and the skill takes over from speed, Ryan is definitely skilled enough.

Haven’t seen a Ryan or lucic deal that made much sense before, so good post for sure.

14 Feb 2018 17:28:38
Not a horrible suggestion, but it's Edmonton that's skirting the cap, so Ottawa retention would be needed to make the deal work.

The big hurdle would be both players have some kind of NTC and Lucic has a buyout proof contract that could hinder Ottawa's decision to attain his services.

14 Feb 2018 18:05:27
Umm let's be real now no ottawa doesn't because he has a year less.

14 Feb 2018 18:38:15
Horrible trade.

14 Feb 2018 19:29:08
Horrible for what team? And why?

14 Feb 2018 23:15:23
That would be lit.

14 Feb 2018 23:16:26
And this isn’t horrible by all means.

15 Feb 2018 15:42:46
for Ottawa. Lucic will leave after this year because he wants to end his career in the west. SO Ottawa would lose Ryan for nothing. It's not always about the $.

15 Feb 2018 16:46:05
I'd want Lucic to defend my team instead . lol.

15 Feb 2018 17:02:14
IMO, wouldn't you want someone who will stay on with the organization. I know one of the Sens goals is to offload some big salaries but I think this is a bit different.

15 Feb 2018 20:28:11
With ryans contract going up to 7.5 in the last 4 years, 30 million still remains
Lucic 5 years left goes down. 7,6,4,5,4 i believe leaving 26 million left on his deal and an extra year
Tbh with melnyk giving dorion the okay to cut salary wherever he can, i see this as something the senators would have to consider at this point.

15 Feb 2018 20:46:23
Hawks25, if this is true then i agree with you 100%. Where are you hearing this? The lucic demands?

16 Feb 2018 17:57:10
Not sure. I thought I heard a commentator mention that when he was traded to EDM. I could be wrong though. I don't hate Lucic except for playing against him . what a beast. You guys could be right. Maybe I would hate Ottawa lose both if this would happen. That's what I meant originally. Thanks for your opinions.

17 Feb 2018 09:40:06
Boro. lucic. macormick. harpur. that would be an intimidating team to play against.

I also see lucic benefiting from bouchers systen. i like this trade.

13 Feb 2018 00:51:07
To Rangers

To Oilers

13 Feb 2018 04:48:22
Keep dreaming.

13 Feb 2018 05:28:10
No thanks.

13 Feb 2018 05:58:57
Ya no thanks. I would want a different younger return for Drai IF he was traded.

12 Feb 2018 05:48:38
Oil: Maroon

TB: Katchouk.

12 Feb 2018 06:36:44
i don't think so. i get that katchouk isn't established but i think value wise he's worth a little more than maroon.

12 Feb 2018 10:00:48
TB has no real need for Maroon, if they spend assets its going to be on a Top 4 D and maaaybe a bottom 6 center.

12 Feb 2018 12:43:00
Katchouk is worth more than Maroon and i don't think its really that close. Maroon will likely get about a second.

12 Feb 2018 15:00:20
jbs is it possible for u to stop your bias? Why is Katchouk worth more then a second. He was drafted in the second round and hasn't prove nothing. i wouldn't even pick him his stats aren't great.

12 Feb 2018 16:40:07
Katchouk has been great post draft and plays a better all around game than most that score like him. Also i don't know if you believe in clutch but he's got a tendancy to score late game winners and in OT. He was picked with a second but i wouldn't trade him for a late second. Likely not a top line guy in NHL but his floor is probably around Maroon who is a bottom 6 guy away from McDavid.

12 Feb 2018 16:40:41
Also Colt you're far from the person to be telling anyone to check their bias lol.

12 Feb 2018 16:45:07
Thanks for replies but for sure going to agree with colt, he has not even played a single game in the nhl and he’s not Tampa’s top prospect (maybe 3 or 4th best) . So value wise idk how an unproven OHL player has more value than Maroon personally lol.

12 Feb 2018 21:04:27
Everyone is an unproven player at some point. wouldn't have given up Sergachev for Maroon last year and he was an unproven OHL player. Maroon is a 3rd liner, which seems to be where people project Katchouk to be with possibility of 2nd liner. I wouldn't give up however many years of control of a player for a half year of at worst a similar player. Not to mention teams tend to trade picks because they don't know who they'll get with them over prospects. I can see Katchouk traded but they don't really gain anything this year or the future in trading him for Maroon.

12 Feb 2018 22:52:03
Yeah. Jbs has a good point. If a team drafted a kid recently in the second round, they have scouted, interviewed, invested time, developed him a bit. Unless they see something between that draft and now that they don't like, they would rather give a future 2nd because they haven’t invested any resources or effort in it yet.

Katchouk has done nothing since he was drafted to tell the organization he’s worth less than the 2nd rounder they used to pick him, and possibly has shown they could have picked him a bit higher and been happy. I wouldn’t give up much for a guy like maroon, maybe a late 2nd or 3rd, but not a promising kid I have invested in.

12 Feb 2018 03:30:59
Oil: Maroon

Bruins: Bjork.

12 Feb 2018 05:52:13
Bruins say no, big time.

11 Feb 2018 22:28:25
2nd round pick

5th round pick.

12 Feb 2018 00:11:07
Can’t see Tampa breaking up that namestnikov chemistry with stam and kuch.

12 Feb 2018 00:17:48
Hahaha what?

12 Feb 2018 00:43:19
Wow that's terrible for Tampa. Vlad could get Maroon and a 2nd +++ easily. And you add Koekkoek? Wow.

12 Feb 2018 01:49:12
I really don't think Tampa needs to do this. I think they should jus go in with what they have. they are a good team.

12 Feb 2018 02:47:35
To be fair Koekoek is not worth much at this point he's probably the biggest bust of the last 10 nhl draft. But ya Namestikov is proven to be more then just a depth forward and has found good chemistry with Tampa Bay's star.

12 Feb 2018 04:56:40
Biggest bust of the last 10 drafts? that's a pretty big stretch bud considering he's you know. Playing in the NHL and still had multiple teams calling to acquire him. he's a top 6 D at this point and should be playing every day over Sustr/ Coburn. Not saying he's what they thought he would be but he's not even the biggest bust of his draft Griffen Reinhardt went 6 picks earlier.

12 Feb 2018 06:37:20
namestnikov has ten times the vuale of maroon lmao ones a ufa.

12 Feb 2018 12:39:31
Maybe he's just one of the nicest bust of the last ten draft. But to me I wanted mtl to draft him. I saw him in junior and tought he was a he'll of a defensemen and would become a beast. But when you can't out perform an, at 23 year old, Andrej Sustr. Lol.

12 Feb 2018 16:42:12
Colt he does out perform Sustr. Sustr playing over him has been the biggest frustration to Lightning fans the past few years. The issue there is Cooper loyalty to Sustr not Koekkoek skill.

13 Feb 2018 00:07:45
There’s 20 players that are bigger busts without even thinking hard lol look at 10 drafts top 10s ans see how many are not even in the nhl. He is. Simple man. Go from 2004-2014 because it’s not fair to call 18-21 year olds busts. But that’s a dumb comment calling a 23 year old Dman playing in the NHl on the best team in the league a bust haha.

10 Feb 2018 16:00:54
I heard rumors that Edmonton regret signing Lucid and want to get rid of him. I think he's worth a decent amount since he's putting good number and has a good presence. How bout this:

Mtl: Patches

Edm: Lucic, Yamamoto

Would this be fair?

10 Feb 2018 16:46:27
Helll no from mtl u crazy lucic has negative value.

10 Feb 2018 18:08:25
Honestly don’t think it’s thaaat bad. Montreal was going to give Lucic a contract not far from what he has now. Plus he puts up decent numbers. Then again this is coming from a guy that would get rid of him in a heartbeat. Lol.

10 Feb 2018 19:12:09
Can see lucic waiving his NMC but I don’t think Edmonton should make that imo.

10 Feb 2018 20:23:22
I think Edmonton will be sticking with Lucic for the next couple years at least. He does put up decent #’s and is a great physical presence. The last couple years of the contract could be ugly but they will deal with that then. When your team is in need of wingers and you don’t have a lot of options because of his contract, you keep him and hope for the best.

10 Feb 2018 21:53:17
Edmonton shouldn't do this. Patches will probabaly command 7 million a year after this contract. with McDavid inflating his numbers, maybe more.

11 Feb 2018 06:05:39
I personally would never do that deal, but this a Marc Bergevin type of deal.

08 Feb 2018 05:16:17
This might be something that might work for both teams. Oilers need scoring wingers and Habs need a centreman.
Oilers: RNH
Habs: Drouin.

08 Feb 2018 05:28:16
huh. interesting .

08 Feb 2018 07:22:49
That is interesting. Probably the best proposal I’ve seen in a while.

08 Feb 2018 11:29:55
V. interesting. Good post.

08 Feb 2018 14:26:25
lol no chance mtl does this. Not because it's JT equal value but they love their French Canadian players and drouin prob has a no movement clause.

08 Feb 2018 14:34:19
Don’t see them moving on from drouin so fast. Looks like they gave up a really good player for him, and admitting it was a mistake so quickly is tough to sell to fans and ownership.
I think they want a good young centre who can develop alongside drouin, not replace him.

08 Feb 2018 15:09:22
zero chance habs even consider this.

08 Feb 2018 16:05:24
Habby, zero chance? Really? They won’t even consider it for a moment? Come on!

08 Feb 2018 16:19:38
They won't do this. It's interesting forsure. but I can't see Bergevin trading his big accusition of last Summer. after 3/ 4 of a season.

08 Feb 2018 17:13:46
Zero chance. at 22yrs old drouin is the guy they’ll build around.

08 Feb 2018 18:43:30
0 Chance on this trade as it sits.
Significant add by Montreal would be required to get RNH out of Edmonton.

Drouin has been a bit of an unimpactful dud, so for the Habs to offload him and get RNH back it would likely take something like Byron, The top defensive prospect in the system, and likely an unconditional 1st otherwise I don't see Edmonton even considering the trade.

08 Feb 2018 19:00:37
Lets be real now. i don't even know how to respond to that. can someone help me please, i'm speechless.

08 Feb 2018 19:53:44
You can change your name but not not the fact that a significant add is needed to acquire any Oiler FT4A. You think Strome for Drouin is better?

08 Feb 2018 20:29:03
There is not a plauer in this edm team I would trade for Drouin (Exept aconnor or Leon)
Drouin has had a bad season but he is one of the most talented players in the NHL
He is 22 and don’t forget he’s still learning a new position
Jesus Christ oilers fans.

08 Feb 2018 20:29:30
You’d really think the oilers would be better with the way you value their players FT4A? Who do you suppose Hopkins could fetch? Would Tarasenko work? Talk about delusional.

08 Feb 2018 21:00:30
Keeping it real here.
Significant add by the Oilers if it's Strome for Drouin.

Hopkins is a key member of the Oilers playing hard minutes in all situations and is defensively sound. Drouin is very inconsistent and occasionally shows offensive flashes of brilliance, but that's it. The Hab fans are running him out of town for his lack of production.
Both Strome and Drouin were massive organizational mistakes by their respective GM's.

Saying Hopkins for Drouin is an even trade is not reasonable, it's a wish by habs fans to rid themselves of a mistake for a better all around player at Edmonton's expense.

08 Feb 2018 22:26:15
Just remember that drouin was drafted just a cpl picks behind mackinnon. Mackinnon has the advantage of being on a poor team for 4 of his 5 seasons meaning he got to play in good situations and has lots of opportunity to develop while being one of the go to guys. And it’s taken till the last 35-40 games for everyone to see just how good he really is.

Drouin was picked by Tampa who was stacked up front and so his development took a bit of a hit. Not saying he will ever be the dominant franchise type player mackinnon should be, but at 22 he still has a ton of time and a ton of skill to be a much more productive version of himself.

He wouldn’t be the guy I would choose to build around but could be a really good player if they find that stud to play with him.

08 Feb 2018 22:39:13
I’d love Drouin because he’d be nasty beside McDavid. But the centre that puts up similar numbers and has a strong defensive game probably has higher value.

08 Feb 2018 22:42:51
I personally think the oilers would add a bit. Drouin is younger, and if he hits his ceiling he’ll be a better player than Nuge. Nuge isn’t the center Montreal needs, Nuge is better suited as a #2 center. Montreal needs a #1 nothing less. I’d say that Nuge for patches and a 2nd would be more realistic patches would give them the scoring winger they need. Habs shouldn’t trade drouin if they’re thinking of doing some sort of rebuild.

08 Feb 2018 22:56:27
. FT4A is Back?

08 Feb 2018 22:56:33
Haha he’s 22 and learning a new position? If you’re in the nhl you shouldn’t need 50+ games to adjust to a new position give me a break. He’s having a horrible season. Not going to say my opinion on this trade but wow did not think Drouin was such a superstar lmao.

09 Feb 2018 01:47:35
Yea it does take long to change position
Lmao thinking RNH is worth Drouin is an insult to habs fan and J. Drouin
Even Giroux couldn’t play center this season
Jesus Christ oilers fan you’re getting damn delusional.

09 Feb 2018 03:18:43
Be bringing in slowly doesn't stunt your development, drouin had every opportunity to develop in the minors but instead threw a hissy fit. maybe tough on the ego but can be much better with much more ice time in the minors.

09 Feb 2018 06:48:04
Unbiased Jim, for some arguments being on a bad team equals lower point totals and other arguments higher point totals because it’s easier to be the go to guy? We’re all guilty of that argument but can’t have it both ways.

09 Feb 2018 11:14:29
There is no doubt Hopkins is a key member of the Oilers. This was posted by an oil fan and there are many people saying the value is not far off. Most people that disagree is because of the situation and that Montreal just traded a good player to get Drouin. Saying it is a wish by habs fans is not reasonable. It took a while for you to recover from the Strome trade eh? You took quite a break from this site, only to return with the same delusion of a team going for another top 5 pick.

09 Feb 2018 22:36:36
Ebs, when did I try to say it both ways?

06 Feb 2018 01:10:06
Oil: Strome

Yotes: Domi.

06 Feb 2018 04:05:08
Hahaha Jesus Christ.

06 Feb 2018 04:32:01
Domi has better potential, but what has he done this? His trade value is low. Arizona might see something good coming from having the 2 Strome bothers together. I can see this, but most likely oilers add a pick. I don’t mean a high pick.

06 Feb 2018 13:09:41
Lol that's is very funny. Domi is worth more then RNH because of his 6 million dollar contract. So why settle for a career bottom lineer? You see a trade has to be fair for BOTH teams involved. Not I want Domi and I don't want Strome. Let's get rid of Strome that we overpaid to get for Domi who is 22 and putting decent numbers on a terrible team.

06 Feb 2018 14:37:59
What decent number is Domi putting up? Compare the number both players are putting up this year. Plus, there is maybe 2 years between the two players. And It’s a camp dump. Plus, why mention RNH? Read your comment before posting them!

06 Feb 2018 15:58:39
Decent numbers? 3 goals and -20 after 52 games!
Even his dad was better than that.

06 Feb 2018 16:08:50
Word colt way to make yourself look dumb for no reason lol why bother bringing in Nuge?

06 Feb 2018 16:12:04
Also not that I’m saying this will happen it’s just a post lol but Strome and Domi so far have had similar careers from having 50+ in their rookie season and then going to 30+ now both with about the same points right now lol and Strome went higher in the draft so more expectations on him than Domi ever had lol. Just to defend Strome, not my post.
Yes Domi has more potential but clearly hasn’t done anything special this year relax bud hahaha.

04 Feb 2018 19:02:36
So with Josh leivo asking for a trade out of Toronto I could see the oilers being interested because he's a young winger who could maybe earn a spot on their wing. I don't really know his value but here's a few ideas:

Tor- leivo
Edm- slepyshev
Tor- leivo
Edm- 4th

04 Feb 2018 19:37:55
I would rather Slepy myself. And if Leivo can't earn a spot on Babcocks Leafs then Slepy probably wouldn't.
I like Slepy better. And Oil already have a lot of bottom six bodies.

04 Feb 2018 20:48:11
Yup has a point except clearly slepy just can’t get on McC’s good side so maybe this could be a good trade for Edmonton. Maybe with more opportunity for Leivo and a new environment can give him more of a jump.

04 Feb 2018 22:31:52
Slep worth at least Kapanen
Cmon man.

05 Feb 2018 03:06:02
Slep to Habs. for a 3rd.

03 Feb 2018 12:06:09
Sekera, Maroon

Tyson Barrie

03 Feb 2018 13:42:08
Definite no from Colorado.

03 Feb 2018 15:12:20
Might get you barrie's stick.

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