underrated Posted April 15, 2015 Share Posted April 15, 2015 To Edmonton: LeCavalier, 2015 2nd round pick To Philadelphia: 2015 4th round pick Why for Edmonton: LeCavalier is not going to Edmonton in this deal for present day talent. He is there to mentor the young guys like RNH (especially as a centerman), Hall, Yakupov, Eberle. He fills a need on the roster as a big veteran centreman. He has negative trade value due to his contract, so Edmonton gets more assets while only really giving up cap space. Essentially the Oilers trade cap space for mentorship from a veteran captain material big centerman who fills their second line center spot. Edmonton needs to surround their young guys with character veterans who help contribute to the future of the franchise. LeCavalier gives the team that, along with a future asset. Philadelphia will gladly part with a pick to dump his salary. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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