Mr.Plow Posted January 4, 2015 Share Posted January 4, 2015 Clearly the Oilers are in rebuild once again with the David Perron trade and them being in perfect position to land one of McDavid/Eichel. IMO the Oilers only untouchables going forward are Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall, Darnell Nurse and Leon Draisaitl. I think these two trades will help the Oilers future big time To Edmonton: Griffen Reinhart, Andres Lee To NYI : Nail Yakupov, Justin Schultz I think the Oilers would do this deal, because clearly Yakupov isn't fitting in Edmonton and they land a potential top pairing defense men in Reinhart, and a big bodied center in Lee(6'3)who is still relatively young at 24. The Islanders get back Yakupov, who could become deadly playing with JT or Strome and can play Left Wing which the Islanders lack depth at. Yakupov proved in his Rookie year he has offensive upside(17 goals) and could excel in the East. To Tampa Bay: Jordan Eberle To Edmoton: Anthony Denagelo, Brett Connolly Not sure if this is undervaluing Eberle, but I think Connolly could become a great addition for the Oilers. He's fallen behind in the depth chart in Tampa playing behind (Callahan, Johnson, Kucherov, Drouin, Filppula) and with all those guys being relatively young I don't think he'll be given a chance to prove himself. Going to Edmonton he would be given a chance to play in the top 6 and prove himself. Denagelo looks like a stud and is a defensive prospect, which the Oilers desperately need. Tampa is probably the top team in the East, and adding Eberle would make there offense even more dangerous. He's young and proved in the World Juniors he's clutch, which is needed come playoff time. After these two deals, and lets say the Oilers draft McDavid. They would be deep at center in the future with McDavid/Nugent Hopkins/Leon, one of the best LW in the NHL in Hall and a strong D-Man prospect group with Denagelo/Reinhert/Nurse. Lee and Connolly are both young and could become very good 2nd-3rd line NHL players. With the late 1st round pick from Pittsburg, they could draft another good young defense men( Brandon Carlo/ Nichlos Meloche/ Jakub Zboril) . If all these players reach there potential, they would become deep at Center and Defense which is needed to be a Stanley Cup contender. Anyways first time creating a proposal/ new thread, some positive feedback would be nice oppose to the negativity that is usually given around here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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