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Apr 21, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>rpain</b></div><div>That is an absolute overpay that the Oilers should in no way consider. Laine is a top notch goal scorer but he's very inconsistent. You're getting an RFA with a similar statline to JP and offering a young cheap RHD, a young cheap RFA forward that's already playing in our top 6, our top D prospect, and a 1st. The Koskinen one is barely negative value at the point you've retained 50%.
Oilers lose this trade by a mile. Realistically you're probably giving up something along the lines of 1st plus Broberg or Holloway. I personally wouldn't trade for Laine. Oilers biggest weakness was depth, top 6 scoring was fine.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SupremeBone</b></div><div>I'm disgusted by that Laine trade, but I'm also disgusted at the thought of acquiring Laine so take it with a grain of salt. Feels like an overpay and Laine doesn't feel like the kind of player the Oilers should pursue: one-dimensional, expensive, and bad defensively.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KDow88</b></div><div>Oilers biggest weakness was depth SCORING, outside of 97/29, and 93 on the PP, it was not there and got exposed in the playoffs... However I do agree, I would NOT want Laine, dude is a liability defensively, a cancer in the dressing room, and very selfish as a player... Would rather the Oilers use that cap space if they do get it to bring Hall back, or go after Landeskog w/o giving anything up...</div></div>
I agree with some things here, I do think it's an overpay also. I think if you remove Bear or Broberg it's a good deal for the Oilers. I get the reputation Laine has, but I think if you put him in a situation where he's playing with ELITE playmakers, he will not only thrive, but have a better attitude and buy in a little more. And he has a friend, former WJ linemate in JP.
Also it may humble him a bit if he's playing with guys like McDavid and Draisaitl. No doubt in my mind he would consistently put up 40-50 goals per year.