Trade deadline day is a lot like a carnival. Once a year the carnival comes to town. A whirlwind of light and sound, the carnival is here for one second, and the other 51 weeks of the year are an empty field.
The carnival came to town today. Edmonton fans were surely hoping for a little more fireworks than what they ended up getting. but I’ll preface this by saying that I’m thankful that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Oscar Klefbom are still Oilers after it all.
The Devils get: Patrick Maroon
The Oilers get: A third round pick in 2019 plus J.D. Dudek
I had Maroon netting a second round pick, so a third round pick and an NCAA player with six goals in his junior year...is actually a touch worse than I thought it would be. With the Devils looking like they’re headed for a playoff berth, a second round pick would likely be in the late 40s or early 50s. A third round pick pushes this back to the late 70s / early 80s, and while I’m not really wowed on the return, I guess it’s better than nothing.
Dudek is a junior for Boston College, and at age 21 there’s absolutely nothing about his boxcars that scream future NHLer. With 17 points (6-11-17) in 33 games, he’s a little bit ahead of Edmonton’s 2016 6th rounder Aapeli Rasanen 4-10-14 in 29 GP) but behind Edmonton’s 2016 5th rounder Graham McPhee (12-9-21 in 34 GP). Long story short, nothing suggests that he’ll be playing regular minutes in Edmonton in 2021.
Ray Shero said price for Patrick Maroon came down in "the last 10 minutes."— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) February 26, 2018
It’s fair to say that Dudek is a long shot by far.
That’s it. That’s all that happened today for the Oilers.
AT LEAST HE DIDN’T TRADE RNH OR KLEFBOM
Assuming the man is here after the last game of the season, we’ve got that to look forward to this offseason. Save for what would just be a rumour between Klefbom and Boston, it was fairly uneventful.
GRADE YOUR GM
In the spirit of fairness, go back to Saturday and grade Peter Chiarelli’s performance leading up to and including deadline day.
- Brandon Davidson for a third round pick
- Mark Letestu for Pontus Aberg
- Patrick Maroon for a third round pick in 2019, prospect J.D. Dudek.
How did Peter Chiarelli do?
Grade Peter Chiarelli’s 2018 Trade Deadline
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