The player that was drafted to start the Oielrs' never ending rebuild has apparently been traded. Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson. Maybe more. Not that it matters, this is a loss for the Oilers.
The Oilers have traded Taylor Hall— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) June 29, 2016
Larsson is going to EDM— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 29, 2016
Hold on, it get's worse. There is no more. Just Larsson. If you're going to lose, lose big. That's the saying, right?
It is a straight one-for-one deal. Hall for Larsson.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 29, 2016
It's official. Both the trade and the reality that the Oilers are the stupidest hockey team on the planet. It doesn't matter if they sign Milan Lucic on Friday, they just gave away an elite left winger for a song. The argument will be made by many that the Oilers are better with Lucic and Larsson than they were with just Hall, as if that justifies selling off an elite player for pennies on the dollar. There is no good way to put it, this is an awful trade for the Oilers. May the rebuild last forever.