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McDavid requests a trade

Created by: Joxu
Initial Creation Date: May 12, 2022
Published: May 12, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Edmonton Oilers
Team Explanation
Here's the scenario: Edmonton loses in the first round again and McDavid is done, he requests a trade. Edmonton chooses to use Draisaitl as their 1C and tries to fill the holes in their lineup with the trade.

The conditions for the trade are as follows:
Has to be a team in a different division, plus if in the other conference
Team agrees to take on Zack Kassians contract (optional but decided to add it in the trades for balance)
Young Top 4 Defenseman, preferably RHD
Young Top 6 Player
Starting Goaltender, preferably under 28 years old
(Middle tier 1st round pick and a 3rd, negotiable)

This is an example line up so it doesn't include possible extra trades Edmonton would make, the Oilers in LTIR are players that would be traded or would stay there for retirement (Keith, Klefblom)

Did my best to come up with teams with a need for the best player in the world and the correct pieces. Please give me your mock trades and roast the value of mine.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Puljujärvi, Jesse3$2,750,000
Yamamoto, Kailer3$2,750,000
McLeod, Ryan2$975,000
Boqvist, Adam5$5,000,000
Dobson, Noah5$5,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kane, Evander3$5,500,000
Kulak, Brett3$2,250,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Young Top 6, player5$5,000,000
Starting, Goalie5$5,000,000
Young Top 6, Defenseman5$5,000,000
Trades
1.
EDM
  1. Hart, Carter
  2. Farabee, Joel
  3. Sanheim, Travis
  4. 2024 1st round pick (FLA)
  5. 2023 3rd round pick (NYR)
PHI
  1. McDavid, Connor
  2. Kassian, Zack
2.
EDM
  1. Hellebuyck, Connor
  2. Ehlers, Nikolaj
  3. Pionk, Neal
  4. 2022 1st round pick (WPG)
  5. 2022 3rd round pick (CBJ)
WPG
    McDavid, Connor
    Kassian, Zack
    3.
    EDM
    1. Vejmelka, Karel
    2. Keller, Clayton
    3. Chychrun, Jakob
    4. 2022 1st round pick (COL)
    5. 2022 3rd round pick (ARI)
    ARI
      McDavid, Connor
      Kassian, Zack
      4.
      EDM
      1. Merzlikins, Elvis
      2. Bjorkstrand, Oliver
      3. Boqvist, Adam [RFA Rights]
      4. 2023 1st round pick (CBJ)
      5. 2022 3rd round pick (TBL)
      CBJ
        McDavid, Connor
        Kassian, Zack
        5.
        EDM
        1. Nedeljkovic, Alex
        2. Vrána, Jakub
        3. Hronek, Filip
        4. 2022 1st round pick (DET)
        5. 2022 3rd round pick (DET)
        DET
          McDavid, Connor
          Kassian, Zack
          6.
          EDM
          1. Guentzel, Jake
          2. Marino, John
          3. Jarry, Tristan
          4. 2022 1st round pick (PIT)
          5. 2024 3rd round pick (PIT)
          PIT
            McDavid, Connor
            Kassian, Zack
            7.
            EDM
            1. Gibson, John
            2. Terry, Troy
            3. Drysdale, Jamie
            4. 2022 1st round pick (BOS)
            5. 2023 3rd round pick (MIN)
            ANA
              McDavid, Connor
              Kassian, Zack
              8.
              EDM
              1. Swayman, Jeremy
              2. Carlo, Brandon
              3. DeBrusk, Jake
              4. Lysell, Fabian
              5. 2023 1st round pick (BOS)
              6. 2022 3rd round pick (CGY)
              BOS
                McDavid, Connor
                Kassian, Zack
                9.
                EDM
                1. Sorokin, Ilya
                2. Dobson, Noah [RFA Rights]
                3. Beauvillier, Anthony
                4. 2022 1st round pick (NYI)
                5. 2022 3rd round pick (NYI)
                NYI
                  McDavid, Connor
                  Kassian, Zack
                  Buyouts
                  • James Neal: $1,916,667
                  • Andrej Sekera: $1,500,000
                  Retained Salary Transactions
                  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
                  DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
                  2022
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the WPG
                  Logo of the COL
                  Logo of the DET
                  Logo of the PIT
                  Logo of the BOS
                  Logo of the NYI
                  Logo of the CBJ
                  Logo of the ARI
                  Logo of the TBL
                  Logo of the DET
                  Logo of the CGY
                  Logo of the NYI
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the EDM
                  2023
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the CBJ
                  Logo of the BOS
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the NYR
                  Logo of the MIN
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the EDM
                  2024
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the FLA
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the PIT
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Logo of the EDM
                  ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
                  22$82,500,000$77,301,833$896,000$2,200,000$5,198,167
                  Left WingCenterRight Wing
                  Young Top 6, player
                  $5,000,000
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                  Draisaitl, Leon
                  $8,500,000
                  C, LW
                  NMC NTC
                  UFA - 3
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Kane, Evander
                  $5,500,000
                  LW, RW
                  UFA
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Hyman, Zach
                  $5,500,000
                  LW, RW
                  NMC
                  UFA - 6
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
                  $5,125,000
                  LW, C
                  NMC
                  UFA - 7
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Puljujärvi, Jesse
                  $2,750,000
                  RW
                  RFA
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Foegele, Warren
                  $2,750,000
                  LW, RW
                  UFA - 2
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Holloway, Dylan
                  $925,000
                  C, LW, RW
                  RFA - 2
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Yamamoto, Kailer
                  $2,750,000
                  RW, C
                  RFA
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Shore, Devin
                  $850,000
                  LW, C, RW
                  UFA - 1
                  Logo of the EDM
                  McLeod, Ryan
                  $975,000
                  C
                  RFA
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Ryan, Derek
                  $1,250,000
                  C, RW
                  UFA - 1
                  Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Nurse, Darnell
                  $9,250,000
                  LD
                  NMC
                  UFA - 8
                  Young Top 6, Defenseman
                  $5,000,000
                  Starting, Goalie
                  $5,000,000
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Broberg, Philip
                  $863,333
                  LD
                  RFA - 2
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Bouchard, Evan
                  $863,333
                  RD
                  RFA - 1
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Smith, Mike
                  $2,200,000
                  G
                  UFA - 1
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Kulak, Brett
                  $2,250,000
                  LD/RD
                  UFA
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Ceci, Cody
                  $3,250,000
                  RD
                  UFA - 3
                  ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Griffith, Seth
                  $762,500
                  RW, C
                  UFA - 2
                  Logo of the PHI
                  Hart, Carter
                  $3,979,000
                  G
                  RFA - 2
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Koekkoek, Slater
                  $925,000
                  LD/RD
                  UFA - 1
                  Logo of the PHI
                  Farabee, Joel
                  $5,000,000
                  LW, RW
                  UFA - 6
                  Logo of the PHI
                  Sanheim, Travis
                  $4,675,000
                  LD
                  UFA - 1
                  Logo of the WPG
                  Hellebuyck, Connor
                  $6,166,666
                  G
                  UFA - 2
                  Logo of the WPG
                  Ehlers, Nikolaj
                  $6,000,000
                  RW, LW
                  NTC
                  UFA - 3
                  Logo of the WPG
                  Pionk, Neal
                  $5,875,000
                  RD
                  UFA - 3
                  Logo of the ARI
                  Vejmelka, Karel
                  $2,725,000
                  G
                  UFA - 3
                  Logo of the ARI
                  Keller, Clayton
                  $7,150,000
                  RW, LW
                  UFA - 6
                  Logo of the ARI
                  Chychrun, Jakob
                  $4,600,000
                  LD/RD
                  UFA - 3
                  Logo of the CBJ
                  Merzlikins, Elvis
                  $5,400,000
                  G
                  NTC
                  UFA - 5
                  Logo of the CBJ
                  Bjorkstrand, Oliver
                  $5,400,000
                  RW, LW
                  NTC
                  UFA - 4
                  Boqvist, Adam
                  $5,000,000
                  RD
                  RFA
                  Logo of the DET
                  Nedeljkovic, Alex
                  $3,000,000
                  G
                  UFA - 1
                  Logo of the DET
                  Vrána, Jakub
                  $5,250,000
                  LW
                  UFA - 2
                  Logo of the DET
                  Hronek, Filip
                  $4,400,000
                  RD
                  RFA - 2
                  Logo of the PIT
                  Jarry, Tristan
                  $3,500,000
                  G
                  UFA - 1
                  Logo of the PIT
                  Guentzel, Jake
                  $6,000,000
                  LW, RW
                  NTC
                  UFA - 2
                  Logo of the PIT
                  Marino, John
                  $4,400,000
                  RD
                  UFA - 5
                  Logo of the ANA
                  Gibson, John
                  $6,400,000
                  G
                  NTC
                  UFA - 5
                  Logo of the ANA
                  Terry, Troy
                  $1,450,000
                  RW, C
                  RFA - 1
                  Logo of the ANA
                  Drysdale, Jamie
                  $925,000
                  RD
                  RFA - 1
                  Logo of the BOS
                  Swayman, Jeremy
                  $925,000
                  G
                  RFA - 1
                  Logo of the BOS
                  DeBrusk, Jake
                  $4,000,000
                  LW
                  UFA - 2
                  Logo of the BOS
                  Lysell, Fabian
                  $894,167
                  RW
                  RFA - 3
                  Logo of the BOS
                  Carlo, Brandon
                  $4,100,000
                  RD
                  UFA - 5
                  Logo of the NYI
                  Sorokin, Ilya
                  $4,000,000
                  G
                  UFA - 2
                  Logo of the NYI
                  Beauvillier, Anthony
                  $4,150,000
                  LW, RW
                  UFA - 2
                  Dobson, Noah
                  $5,000,000
                  RD
                  RFA
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Klefbom, Oscar
                  $4,167,000
                  LD
                  NTC
                  UFA - 1
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Barrie, Tyson
                  $4,500,000
                  RD
                  UFA - 2
                  Logo of the EDM
                  Keith, Duncan
                  $5,538,462
                  LD
                  NMC
                  UFA - 1

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                  May 12 at 9:24 a.m.
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                  None of the deals are realistic.
                  May 12 at 9:25 a.m.
                  #2
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                  Bye bye Bjorky I'll miss you so much
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                  May 12 at 9:28 a.m.
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                  Quoting: Windjammer
                  None of the deals are realistic.


                  What would you consider realistic in this situation? Do give me your best shot at a mock trade. When making a trade for the best player in the world the opinions tend to vary quite a bit.
                  May 12 at 9:36 a.m.
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                  Detroit declines. We're not out of a rebuild yet and this trade would only prolong the pain.
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                  May 12 at 9:39 a.m.
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                  Edited May 12 at 11:14 a.m.
                  Quoting: Joxu
                  What would you consider realistic in this situation? Do give me your best shot at a mock trade. When making a trade for the best player in the world the opinions tend to vary quite a bit.


                  Almost every trade has a team giving up 2 or 3 key players and a 1st. All that happens to a team if they do that, is that they become Edmonton. They have McDavid and maybe one other good player left, if they are lucky and aren't any further ahead. So, why do it?
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                  May 12 at 9:46 a.m.
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                  Quoting: Billy12Bob
                  Detroit declines. We're not out of a rebuild yet and this trade would only prolong the pain.


                  A mcdavid trade where we don't give up Raymond, Seider, Edvinsson or Cossa would be pretty good. That said we would still have too many holes
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                  May 12 at 9:59 a.m.
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                  2nd Overall
                  Ty Smith
                  Mackenzie Blackwood
                  Nico Hischier
                  pick 37
                  May 12 at 10:04 a.m.
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                  Philly accepts

                  Opens up space for youth to take over and makes people want to watch the Flyers again.
                  May 12 at 10:18 a.m.
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                  Oilers decline all of these trades.
                  May 12 at 10:20 a.m.
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                  These are brutal trade offers
                  May 12 at 10:20 a.m.
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                  Quoting: HeadHighSauce
                  2nd Overall
                  Ty Smith
                  Mackenzie Blackwood
                  Nico Hischier
                  pick 37


                  This is much better than what is being proposed
                  May 12 at 10:21 a.m.
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                  Quoting: Billy12Bob
                  Detroit declines. We're not out of a rebuild yet and this trade would only prolong the pain.


                  What?!?!?!?! This would be the steal of the century
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                  May 12 at 10:28 a.m.
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                  Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
                  This is much better than what is being proposed


                  and the Devils would do it without thinking, too.
                  May 12 at 10:36 a.m.
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                  Quoting: Lancebmx
                  A mcdavid trade where we don't give up Raymond, Seider, Edvinsson or Cossa would be pretty good. That said we would still have too many holes


                  This would be good bait to acquire Forsberg as a FA! smile
                  May 12 at 10:45 a.m.
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                  Quoting: HeadHighSauce
                  2nd Overall
                  Ty Smith
                  Mackenzie Blackwood
                  Nico Hischier
                  pick 37


                  I like that offer for the Oilers, if they drafted Nemec they could have a future d-core of:
                  Nurse-Nemec
                  Smith-Bouchard
                  Broberg-x

                  Hischier would also be great, Blackwood is kind of a gamble though
                  May 12 at 10:47 a.m.
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                  Ehlers is who we’d want McDavid to play with so I wouldn’t want him included
                  This leaves the Jets with no goaltender of worth
                  Pionk is our only top 4 RHD… why would a team already hurting for RHD trade away their only top 4 one
                  This would just give McDavid a different team to suffer with.
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                  May 12 at 10:49 a.m.
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                  The only team that can make a Mcdavid trade is probably Buffalo. Cozens, Krebs, Quinn, Peterka, Power, Dahlin etc.
                  Assuming EDM would only want young players and prospects.
                  May 12 at 10:52 a.m.
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                  Problem with a McD trade is that whatever team is paying the massive bounty for him they are going to end up just like Edmonton. A top-heavy team that doesn't have a quality supporting cast to win a cup. That's where Edmonton will be for years to come.
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                  May 12 at 10:53 a.m.
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                  If I were Detroit I would take that trade in a second, I am not sure Edmonton would without one or two of Seider, Edvinsson or Raymond though.
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                  May 12 at 11:03 a.m.
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                  Quoting: dtd_tank
                  This would be good bait to acquire Forsberg as a FA! smile


                  Imagine a top 6 of
                  Zadina McDavid Berggren
                  Bertuzzi Larkin Raymond
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                  May 12 at 11:05 a.m.
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                  Maybe LA if they’re willing to give up some young kids for a kick at the can now
                  May 12 at 11:06 a.m.
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                  If McDavid were to ask for a trade, it would be better for him to ask once the calendar ticks over to the 22-23 season so that his full NMC is in effect. So does that mean it is July 1st like most NHL contracts or was something tweaked due to the later start?
                  May 12 at 11:11 a.m.
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                  Quoting: Lancebmx
                  Imagine a top 6 of
                  Zadina McDavid Berggren
                  Bertuzzi Larkin Raymond


                  Honestly, I might put Bert or Ras with McDavid to provide some protection for him.
                  May 12 at 11:26 a.m.
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                  Quoting: dtd_tank
                  Honestly, I might put Bert or Ras with McDavid to provide some protection for him.


                  Not awful at all
                  May 12 at 11:47 a.m.
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                  Problem is, if any of those deals were accepted, the team acquiring McDavid has just been gutted. And why would McDavid want to go to a worse team.

                  He'd have to pull an Eichel and so force Edmonton's hand into accepting a lesser package.

                  Take for instance PHI: 3 players 25 yrs or younger, two top 6 forwards and their starting goalie gone AND a top 4 defenseman under 28 yrs old, coming off his best season AND a 1st and 3rd. PHI has just lost their goalie and 2 scoring forwards, getting McDavid for that package results in a bad team.

                  Sanheim
                  2022 1st (5th OV)
                  Koneckny
                  bluechip prospect like Bobby Brink or Foerster

                  might be closer to a realistic offer that PHI could part with and McDavid wouldn;t be playing with a team of scrubs
                   
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