If the Edmonton Oilers decide to trade the first overall pick, what should they expect to get in return?
This article gives us a rundown of the short history of trading out of number one overall. The one that seems most similar to the current situation is the Dudley trade of 2003: he sent #1 overall to the Penguins for 3rd overall, a 2nd rd pick and forward Mikael Samuelsson.
The teams inside the top 5 (aside from Edmonton) could easily cover that requirement. The Jackets could send #2 overall, their 2nd rd pick and Marc Methot and it might be in the range. The Habs could send their first and second round picks and Lars Eller, the Leafs could do the same draft picks and add in Kulemin or Gunarrson or really any number of players.
Did Dudley win those picks? Based on results afterward I’d say he won the trade with Pittsburgh but that has a lot to do with how the board unfolded.
I think the story this morning is the Mirtle tweet via Dreger: the sense is that the Oilers value a defenseman highly this year, and the sense is that the player they covet will be available at #5.
Is there any other way to read this?