The trade deadline is upon us, and Brandon Davidson is the first to go.
TRADE The #Oilers have acquired a 2019 third-round #NHLDraft pick from the @NYIslanders in exchange for defenceman Brandon Davidson. pic.twitter.com/JvPQ95jVj4— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 24, 2018
The Islanders are coming back to the well for more NHL talent that can help them. For the Oilers, Brandon Davidson had 4 points in 23 games since being plucked off Waivers from the Canadiens earlier this year.
I’m conflicted on this. The price point is about right, a top-100 pick for a bottom pairing defenseman; But on the other hand, it’s a 2019 draft pick that isn’t likely to help the Oilers for at least four years.
I’m glad we didn’t get fleeced again, but this sure doesn’t help the on-ice product at face value. Maybe there’s more in the works. I hope so, but at face value, what we got back isn’t moving the needle for either the rest of this year or next year.
What do you think?