The_Rocket Posted November 23, 2017 Share Posted November 23, 2017 I was going to post this in the armchair gm’ing section, but since it’s not about the Canucks I’m posting it here. It’s American thanksgiving and the Oilers are well out of the playoffs. History shows that it’s very unlikely they will be able to turn this season around. There’s always next year, but McDavids 12.5 mill/year contract kicks in so they will strapped for cash to ice a competitive team. They have some expensive contracts on the books: lucic at 6 mill, RNH at 6 mill, sekera at 5.5, and Russel at 4. Consensus is one of these players will need to be moved to make cap space, but it’s going to be tough since all of them have nmc on their contracts except RNH, who will probably be traded at a discount much like Eberle. So are they Houped? I say no, and suggest a radical trade. Draisaitl is 21, a top 15 scorer in this league, a big body, plays centre, and has an 8.5 mill cap hit but with no contract clauses. He could fetch a very serious haul on the trade market to a team in need of a centre, and it would clear up a lot of cap space. RNH is showing this year he can handle that number 2 centre spot behind McDavid, which gives the oilers the luxury of being able to trade drai and still have 2 top 6 centres. Im not sure yet where he would go or what he would be worth, but I think of Edmonton is going to sell (which they should) the. Drai should be on the block Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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