CALGARY! Posted April 27, 2015 Share Posted April 27, 2015 So Edmonton gets to draft McDavid. Well, I don't believe he will be the same level of impact that Crosby is, but I know he will be a great talent. This alone makes Edmonton a more attractive place for players to come too, as well it gives Edmonton some wiggle room to trade some other young guys out. So lets say McDavid wants a shot at the playoffs next season, or, at most in two seasons. Well lets see what can be done. Signings: Cody Franson and Mike Green, Edmonton has cap space, and, as you'll see below will make more. Sign these two guys, overpay if you have too. Nurse should be about ready to step into a top 6, maybe top 4 role. Then, make Adam Mquaid an offer as well. This would give a top 6 that looks well balanced with Green Shultz Franson Ferrence Mquaid Nurse Not bad, an older guy, a younger guy, and 4 guys entering or in their prime. Can provide offense, support the forwards, and shut down. Instantly better, and thats just through signings. Goaltending: I say leave it alone this year. Scrivens numbers don't do him justice, he faces tough angle shots, screens, poor defensive coverage. I think behind a competant defense he could be good eneough. Forwards, well McDavid pushes the Nuge to the second line, maybe not this year, but next year for sure, who knows maybe even this year. So, you take Taylor Hall and ship him off somewhere for some depth/grit players. LA is always in the rumour mill when top offensive talent is shopped around. LA also has alot of gritty depth guys, Send Taylor Hall along with a third to LA and bring back Toffoli, Jordan Nolan and a 2nd. This gives LA another sniper, and Edmonton gets alot deeper. Next, you give Yakupov a fresh start, who is the Eastern Conferences percieved super power who just missed the playoffs this year and will likely be looking to shake things up? The Boston Bruins. Lucic has been in the rumour mill a bit lately, so Ill put this together, Edmonton sends Boston Yakupov, their 2015 First(from PIT) and Keith Aulie(to make up for Bostons loss of Mquaid to free agency) and the Bruins send the Oilers Lucic, freeing up cap space and getting another 1st in a top heavy draft year. Edmontons Forward core now looks like this Lucic RNH/McDavid Eberle Toffoli RNH/McDavid Purcell Gazdic Draisitl Fraser Pouliot Nolan Pitlick Suddenly thats a 4 line team, with toughness, finess, speed and skill. Now thats alot of moves to make that happen, but if something like that took place, the Oilers would likely rise to playoff status. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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