23 May 2020 04:18:09
Leafs trade Holl, Dermott, Kapanen
Edmonton trades Broberg, Bouchard

Right now, Dermott and Holl are better than Bouchard and Broberg, though those two have the more upside. Edmonton wants to compete now. Dermott and Holl are both top 4 defensemen that can step in to their too 4 and contribute immediately. Kapanen gives them the speedy RW they covst.

In return, we get two stud defense prospects. Dermott won't be missed much except in case of j jury, but even then we should be ok. Holl hurts, but can easily be replaced through free agency if Lehtonen can't do it. And finally, losing Kapanen hurts, but again, w already got him replaced from within, and by I cliding hi, it is a large enough overlay that Edmonton night take it.

Edmonton gets in ediateky and significantly better and skip the development process for their two rookie defensemen prospect players and they add a RW that is fast enough to keep up with either McDavid or Draisaitl

Leaves lose some cap space. We lose valuable pieces, but for the most part, they are depth players that have already been replaced either from within or from KHL. We need to reduce salary and since we have as strong team already, these two pieces will ensure we have solid defense for the next decade at affordable pricing.

1.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 12:11:37
Beauty trade if Edmonton bites.
Good for both teams now
Steal for Leafs later.

2.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 15:18:26
The only thing I see is does Edmonton need defence more than forwards? I would think not but you never know.

3.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 18:29:10
I'm usually very biased against Dermott trades but I like this one. Good value all around. Well done.

4.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 20:05:32
Edmonton should not trade a d-man as the need them.

5.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 20:41:52
Edmonton needs dmen do they IslandJet? Well it's a good thing I traded two of them to Edmonton in this trade. Two very good ones at that. Neither Bouchard or Broberg are expected to make the team next year. As of right now, they are both anywhere from 2 years to never making the team away. Dermott and Holl would not be playing for Edmonton next year. Dermott might not make their top 4 next year, but he woukd definitely replace Klefbom or Nurse eventually, depending on which one Edmonton keeps (probably Nurse) . And Holl would be able to step in to Edmonton's second line next year as well. He's is an improvement over virtually every RHD they have on the team. He might even make their top line.

If Edmonton wants to compete, they would not hesitate to trade away either, or both, of those two guys. Edmonton gets significantly better on defense, and they add a 20g/ 40pt winger in the process. They improve all over actually. Again, Bouchard and Broberg are not expected to make the team next year, and might never make the team. All three incoming players, including the TWO DEFENSEMEN would all be contributing significantly and immediately. Exactly what a team like Edmonton wants.

6.) 23 May 2020
23 May 2020 21:02:05
The two you traded to the Oilers are vastly inferior to the potential of the Oiler players. Edmonton would be better off waiting a couple of years and having younger, more skilled, and better d-men than the ones offered in this trade.

7.) 24 May 2020
23 May 2020 21:14:39
Holl hit his ceiling I agree there. Dermott has not. His potential is not far lower. Teams also make trades every year for immediate gains over long term value.

8.) 24 May 2020
23 May 2020 21:54:40
Good argument. You make a good point. They should wait another three or four years so McDavids contract can expire and he can bolt to another team first chance he gets like Tavares did. I believe Matthews and Marners and Nylanders contracts all expire right around the same time. Maybe we can lure him here with a massive offer like we did Tavares. McDavid is from Newmarket after all. I mean, Edmonton is making little effort to become competitive right now. If it wasn't for Draisaitl having such an outstanding season, McDavid would be carrying the team on his back again and Edmonton would likely not be in the playoffs this year. Nobody seriously considers them a contender despite having the two best players in the world on the team. If they can make a trade that significantly and immediately improves the team, they would do it. This deal gives them two things they want: a young speedy puck moving offensive defenseman (Dermott), and a young speedy offensive rw that can play top 6 (Kapanen) . They also get Holl, who would probably be their best RHD on the roster next year.

Bouchard and Broberg are probably both going to be very good players. They night even both be top 50 defensemen. But that won't be until McDavids contract is over.

If I was Holland, I would start thinking how I could speed up this rebuild without impacting long term future growth. And this is a pretty good way to do that. You hope Broberg turns out to be a top 4 defenseman like Dermott. Dermott is already that good. See the difference?

9.) 24 May 2020
24 May 2020 04:37:19
Athanasiou/ McDavid/ kapanen

That would be one of the sickest lines in the nhl.

Definitely The fastest
Then you have
Draisaitl/ nugent-Hopkins/ kassian

Would oilers do kapanen for Nurse? If you Threw in holl?

10.) 24 May 2020
24 May 2020 11:58:10
If you really needed money today and someone offered you $1000 or gave you the option to put it in a stock that in 5 years could potentially give you $10,000 what would you do?

Thats this deal and there really is no right or wrong answer . just depends if you want the talent now or potenial more talent later

Good thinker as always.

11.) 25 May 2020
25 May 2020 02:19:02
That's a very good analagy Craigger. Because, like stocks, prospects are volatile. Those guys could end up bust. About the same chance they both bust as there is they both become top 50 defenseman.