Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Needs to Consider Trading 1st Overall

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  1. I totally disagree. Trading McDavid would be very stupid for the Oilers. If Chiarelli traded McDavid, he would ask for a Top Dman, Top young Goaltender and 1st round picks, not one, but multiple. Even if Montreal came knocking and offered Price, Subban and 4 1st round picks I would not do it. McDavid is poised to be better than Crosby and he is EXACTLY what the Oilers need. If you gotta trade someone, one of Hall, Eberle, Yakupov, or Schultz can be traded before you even consider McDavid, and even then I doubt the Oilers tear up the core immediately just to get help for now. Draisaitl is going to be a very good 2C, yes, but he can fill our 3rd line for now and play some PP minutes. Then you factor in Nurse, Klefbom, Marincin, Laleggia and our defence prospects will jump quicker than expected.

    So No, the Oilers will not trade McDavid for help now.

    1. I don’t think the Oilers will necessarily trade first overall either, but if Montreal makes an offer similar to what you mentioned, Edmonton needs to consider it. A former Norris winner and possibly this year’s MVP for first overall? In any other scenario, you take that offer without hesitation. For McDavid, or even Crosby, you need to at least take a second to think about it. Price and Subban would quickly fill holes on the team and make the Oilers much more competitive for at least the next 5 years. McDavid may be just as helpful, but he comes with the risk of being completely shut down by other teams, as seen in the playoffs right now. I know he will do great, but I can’t see him having the kind of impact on the Oilers that a top goalie and defenseman such as Price and Subban would have.

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