27 Feb 2019 16:10:09
read an article that included fixing the oilers forwards and they had some trades in there that i'd like to share to hear some opinions:

oil: Nurse + rights to Marino (NCAA)
jets: Ehlers
Reasoning is if jets lose Myers and trouba they will need a guy there and nurse could be a great fit there while on a good cap hit

oil: Lucic + 2020 1st round pick
sens: Pageau
Ottawa will be brutal again and will need to hit the cap floor, after lucic is paid his bonus on july 1 he can be traded with a tiny bit more value and he can easily be flipped at the deadline if Ott retains

oil: Benning
leafs: Brown
so just like mcjesus posted. if leafs lose gardiner they could take a gamble on low cost and young dman and then oilers get a good 3rd liner they could use.

These are the lines mentioned in the article after the trades:

Khaira-Brodziak/ cave-Kassian/ Chaisson

Obviously some of these players need to be resigned and in the article they were. But ya thoughts on the three trades?

1.) 27 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019 16:52:30
I can't see the Oilers trading Nurse as they have a very poor defense and can't afford to get rid of one of their top 2 players. Its time to dump the deadwood and perenial losers in favor of a draft and develop philosophy. This might take 3 to 4 years in order to make them a serious threat.

2.) 27 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019 17:16:34
I think that EDM needs Nurse more than Ehlers and I think Pageau is worth more than a 1st and Lucic. Just my 2 cents.

3.) 27 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019 17:38:41
i agree islandjet we definitely should not trade nurse as we don't have that depth (well we kinda do for LHD now) but i don't want to trade him as in a couple years sekera and russell will be gone. and turkey i 100% disagree with you. he is a 30 point player (5 pt in 21 games this year) and is a 3rd line center at his peak (not that this is a bad peak) . Ottawa is now confirmed to be years away until they will be in playoff contention and loading up with another 1st round will help as well as needing lucic's contract for them to have enough cap. and like i/ article said, ottawa can flip lucic and retain some of his contract and that will give him a huge boost in value. But that's just my 2 cents as well! thanks for sharing your opinions.

4.) 27 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019 18:54:37
I can see how that improves their offence, but that would make their defence brutal unless they are hoping guys like jones and bear step up huge or sign some top defensemen in free agency.
yes from ottawa for sure, toronto i'd say would ask for small add. jets trade is close but i don't see them getting rid of ehlers for that.

5.) 27 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019 20:42:07
I could be wrong, but i like the way Pageau was playing a few years ago, i think he is in a rut with Ottawa and could benefit another team greatly. Maybe it is enough. I hope Pageau does get traded though because i think he has good potential with a better team.

6.) 28 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019 09:09:46
Hahahaha, Ottawa won't take lucic for only a 1st maybe a top 5 pick but that's it enjoy lucic he's on pace for 15 points lol.

7.) 28 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019 15:02:01
Turkey i think he's a solid 3rd line center but ya he's having a down year can't blame him too much and he's also missed a lot of games to so that sucks for him.

8.) 28 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019 20:37:08
Lucic would never return value even at a free cap hit.

9.) 01 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 02:59:55
Haha. “Lucic easily flipped “. Then why haven’t the Oilers already “easily” traded him? Also, Lucic has a NTC or NMC. I don’t see him waving to go to the Sens.

10.) 01 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 15:20:40
Taking in Lucic would handicap Ottawa. After their ELC’s run out, all the guys they drafted the last couple years, plus all the guys they will draft this year and next year, will be hard to fit under the cap with Lucic still on the payroll.

11.) 01 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 19:23:39
LMFAO huge no from Ottawa, pageau staying put.

Maybe if it were Lucic a 2nd and a 1st for smith you be a lot closer but even then.