BREAKING: HALL TO NEW JERSEY

by Lowetide

The Edmonton Oilers have traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils. It is a terrible trade. Defenseman Adam Larsson is the returning piece in the deal, and addresses the need for help at RHD for the organization.

As you know, dealing Hall was always going to be a very difficult thing to do, and I have mentioned the Gary Carter trade as a comparable. For me, that comparable fits better today—even though there is only one returning piece—as Edmonton deals the best player in the trade and is instantly poorer for it. Larsson has a cap hit of $4.166 million and is signed through 2021.

ADAM LARSSON 2015-16

  • 5×5 points per 60: 0.53
  • 5×4 points per 60: nil
  • Qual Comp: Top opposition
  • Qual Team: Top support
  • Corsi for 5×5 %: 44.9
  • Corsi for 5×5 % REL: -3.5
  • Shots on goal/percentage: 65 shots/4.6 percent
  • Boxcars: 82GP, 3-15-18

More to come.

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Rondo

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 5s5 seconds ago
Trade is one for one: Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall.

Lackadaisical

Fuck Chiarelli.

doritogrande

There will be tears.

There will be blood.

PokeCheck

How the hell can this not be Larsson+ ?!!

Younger Oil

If Larsson becomes the next Hedman in the next two years, this is a passable trade.

If not, Chia should be fired.

Gret99zky

lol.

oh those Oilers.

Jon K

Yeah like we suspected. I still think it’s going to be a package. Yesterday I guessed Blandisi, Larsson and a 2nd. Looks like now we have to settle for less than 2M in cap space and Larsson.

Stauffer kicking out all the stops saying it is Lucic and Larsson we are getting in this deal.

LMHF#1

Horrible beyond anything I could have imagined for Hall.

This makes it look like they didn’t even shop him properly.

Bob in full spin mode and it makes me sick.

LMHF#1

Younger Oil:
If Larsson becomes the next Hedman in the next two years, this is a passable trade.

If not, Chia should be fired.

And you don’t make deals on that basis.

Gonna throw up.

Durag

Fire Chiarelli

Tcharger

Wow and you guys tore me a new one for my suggested offer from Ottawa.

Is edmonton burnt to the ground yet?

Jon K

Younger Oil:
If Larsson becomes the next Hedman in the next two years, this is a passable trade.

If not, Chia should be fired.

He won’t. It won’t. In his draft year Larsson felt because scouts fell his skating and offense wasn’t on the same level as Hedman. Looks pretty bang on so far.

Somewhere along the line someone will bring up the locker room. Let’s just agree right here: unless it’s part of a press conference or twitter or whatever (it won’t), any value we assign to this is speculative. This coming from someone who has had negative experiences with the player.

Centre of attention

Fucking joke haha

YKOil

Rondo:
Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie5s5 seconds ago
Trade is one for one: Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall.

And with that I lose all faith in Chiarelli. Unf&*kingbelievable.

su_dhillon

This is the worst trade in franchise history. I’m sick. If it wasn’t for McDavid I would be done with this team

Dicky94

Wow.

Wolfie

You know, this has happened a few times before… It gets old really quick. I couldn’t cheer for the Oilers for the longest time after the Gretzky trade. This feels like another stab in the back.

I’m at a loss for words.

GB&Q

Ugh.

blankie

Am I fuming..definitely.

Am I on the verge of losing my job due to the obscenities right meow…probably

Someone console me with how this makes sense. You can’t tell me that MTL weren’t interested in Hall…

Please give me the strength to get this this day without DDT-ing someone.

Signed,

Super frustrated and living behind enemy lines(CowTown)

The Trade Guy

Larsson better be one of those dozen #1 dmen next year or this trade is Seguin Part 2.

Otherwise, he’s one of the top 12 dmen in the league for the next five years on a sweet contract. I can dig that.

bsmart

Nuge fine, eberle fine but not Taylor fucking Hall. Smart people learn from mistakes
This proves Charelli stupid twice. seguin and now hall wtf

Truth

su_dhillon:
This is the worst trade in franchise history.I’m sick. If it wasn’t for McDavid I would be done with this team

Step back. This org. traded Gretzky. But it is easily #2.

LMHF#1

Chiarelli no longer has any benefit of the doubt from me. Don’t care who he signs in UFA. You could have done that anyway. One does not require the other.

You’re telling me no one would part with a young and established guy straight up for Hall? BS.

You’re telling Larsson was the best offer? COMPLETE BS.

doritogrande

so, Larsson is at least a RHD, right?

Zack

I enjoyed the thought of the Oilers aquiring Larsson but not like this. NOT LIKE THIS!!!

Nailer Yakumoto

” I promised Ebs I wouldn’t cry…”

Klima's_Bucket

In a few days when Lucic and Demers sign, this room will inevitably start trying to find ways to justify this trade so that we all feel good about ourselves.

Tapdog

I feel sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just when you think the Oilers are turning the corner……this happens??

Just makes it so tough to cheer for this team……….

Younger Oil

#1 Overall who is the best in his draft class for a #4 OV who is a capable but not elite defender.

Mind numbing.

Protagonist

Klima’s_Bucket:
In a few days when Lucic and Demers sign, this room will inevitably start trying to find ways to justify this trade so that we all feel good about ourselves.

It’s a self defense mechanism.

vinotintazo

this means demers if not coming? or is he?

Nailer Yakumoto

I assume this means Demers and Lucic are an absolute lock?

su_dhillon

Truth: Step back.This org. traded Gretzky.But it is easily #2.

Yes but there were other forces involved in that deal, it wasn’t a hockey trade.

Jon K

Stauffer: Everyone hold on, there might be more to come.

He could be right, Chiarelli might be working on acquiring and then trading the rest of the 2010 top 10.

Bohologo

Is it too early to start drinking?

Awful, just awful.

fuzzy muppet

There is no justification for this trade. I may be done as an oiler fan

Younger Oil

Mickey Mouse Organization. And I’m not talking about the Devils.

PokeCheck

Yak Efron:
I assume this means Demers and Lucic are an absolute lock?

They better be. It would be both sad and hilarious if Lucic didn’t sign here.

theres oil in virginia

No shit, the wikiality page on Adam Larsson is already updated and includes this gem:

On June 29, 2016, Larsson, two unicorns, and a leprechaun were traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Taylor Hall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Larsson

Greg

This might be the end of Oiler fandom for me. Maybe even hockey. I feel betrayed by this organization. I did my job, I watched, I bought, I’ve read every article. They did not do their fucking job and we’re all paying for it. This isn’t fair.

The Trade Guy

Move Yak and Ebs and Pouliot.

Sign Stamkos and Lucic? I wish but probably not. McDavid changes everything including whose team this is and whose in the core I guess.

frjohnk

Cant wait until Chia trades McDavid for Jacob Trouba…….straight up.

Cassandra

Younger Oil:
If Larsson becomes the next Hedman in the next two years, this is a passable trade.

If not, Chia should be fired.

Hedman is the best defenseman in the NHL. Larsson isn’t within a million miles of Hedman.

Larsson is a quality player but he might not even be the best defenseman on a bad D corps. At the end of the day he’s just a guy.

soup

Ouch!

Lucinius

Whelp.

There goes any credibility Chiarelli had for being competent.

Horrible trade. He got fleeced and badly, and this time there’s no Neely to blame.

I’m an inch away from being done with this bloody team and its aptitude for utter incompetence.

Visually better

I literally thought we were over this shit. How could I be so dumb? One step forward, eight steps back

Marc

Truth: Step back.This org. traded Gretzky.But it is easily #2.

Agreed. This is nowhere near as bad as that.

But it’s bad.

Sigh.

PaperDesigner

The Oilers are now, officially, never going to win another cup.

I can only hope for McDavid’s sake that eventually he gets traded too.

linkfromhyrule

Now I’m seething with rage and I have half of a work day and a ton of work to do. Can’t even focus right now.