Craig MacTavish used the word ‘bold’ in his first media avail as Oilers GM, 2013. Since then, bold has become a buzzword among Oilers fans—a taunt, really—and today another prairie town is celebrating bold while our northern town toils away in the blue and grey. If we use the Winnipeg—Buffalo trade as a template, could we concoct a reasonable deal? If we pick a target, say Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks, could we create a reasonable trade scenario? Let’s have a lash.
- Chicago has two monster contracts (Toews and Kane) coming online in 2015-16, as well as big raises due for Brandon Saad and others.
- Chicago has Hjalmarsson—Oduya pairing plus Keith as the center of the blue. They would have to sign Oduya (UFA this summer).
- Edmonton has some nice pieces who may be able to step in and help. Several of those pieces are in their entry-level deals or remain low cost.
- Edmonton would have to get Seabrook signed long-term before making the deal (UFA 2016).
POSSIBLE ASSETS FOR TRADE
- The Pittsburgh No. 1
- Martin Marincin
- Nail Yakupov
- Leon Draisaitl
- Justin Schultz
BRENT SEABROOK PLAYER CARD
|BRENT SEABROOK 2014-15||0.79||3rd toughest||53.1||52.5 (3rd toughest)|
Would you make a trade for Seabrook? His current cap hit is $5.8 million and he’s 30 in April. He plays 22:24 a night and is a quality veteran. There are lots of miles on him but he should have several productive years left.
POSSIBLE PAIRINGS FOR 2015-16 (OILERS)