May 8, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Miguelicious</b></div><div>In the realm of actual plausible deals it's plain stupid to think DeBrusk + 5 1st rounds is EVER going to happen.
A clown ass assumption completely overblown just to try to prove a point.
"What if I trade you McDavid for 20 first rounds picks" or some BS like that.
Grelcyk for 1st round picks hur-dur you get best player.. get real.
The notion may be old, but it isnt as antiquated as you say.
Remember Washington trading away Forsberg? He was a highly touted prospect sent away for a has-been.
Even though Erat was the more established player at the time, you have to look at ceilings.
Forsberg was every bit as good as the scouting report says and he had the potential to be a top line guy down the road.
Trading THAT for a dude having no better than 2nd line production his entire career was dumb.
THAT made Forsberg the better player, hence why NSH won that trade big time.
While we're on the subject of outlandish proposals, what if the Oilers traded the 2015 1st overall pick before we picked McDavid for say Ryan O'Reilly.
O'Reilly is a great player, but the Oilers would have STILL traded away the better asset as that pick was 100% going to be McDavid and McDavid was pretty much a star before he laced up for the NHL.
It's complicated for sure, but "best player in a deal wins the deal" still works to some extent.</div></div>
you said, "when you trade the best player in the deal, you lose the deal. Plain and simple."
That is not true, and is just an antiquated, incredibly dumb notion.
Also, you say it's old, but not antiquated? really?
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Miguelicious</b></div><div>Hell No.
When you trade the best player in the deal, you lost the deal. Plain and simple.
Oilers dont need this anyway.</div></div>
While I agree that this trade is really bad, that logic is just flat out dumb. Trading the best player in the deal does not mean you lose it. Actually, I think the majority of the time it's the opposite. I assume you're an oilers fan? What if my Bruins offered up, say, Jake Debrusk and 5 first round picks for RNH? As an oilers fan you would be pretty stoked to take that I would think, but the oilers are moving the best player.
Conversely, what if the oilers made a trade where they got, say, Matt Grzelcyk, for nothing but draft picks. Has to be great, right? You're getting the best player in the deal. Well, that player cost you multiple first round picks. Still excited?
Trading the best player in no way, shape, or form means that you lost the trade, and that notion is antiquated.