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Trading Season Opens with a Bang: Kane & Bogosian Traded to Buffalo

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No Kane, no Bogo for the Oilers

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Trading season has opened early in the NHL, with complicated and plentiful trade between the Winnipeg Jets and the Buffalo SabresDie By The Blade called it "enormous":

The Sabres have made an enormous trade, sending Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux and a first-round pick to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Evander Kane, Zack Bogosian and goalie prospect Jason Kasdorf.

While Arctic Ice Hockey's take was a bit different:

Holy crap! It too [sic] Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff three years to make a player for player trade and when he popped the top, the bottle exploded.

The deal renders Zach's propsed Kane deal moot:

For a potential deal to financially make sense for the Edmonton Oilers, salary would have to be moved in order to take on the last four years of Kane's deal which sees him make a salary of $6 million.

While I don't want to mislead anyone, I could see a deal based around Jordan Eberle making sense for both sides.

And Bogosian, who may have made sense as a replacement for Jeff Petry once he's traded, is now off of the Oilers radar as well.