May 29, 2021
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mokumboi</b></div><div>(sigh)
First of all, Seattle was doing an expansion draft, not trading. Secondly, he was only left exposed in an attempt to protect Dunn. Thing the third, erm, did you see some of the dregs Francis picked in an effort to spend as little money as possible?
Dude, you have not even offered enough value here for anyone to take Kassian the human dump. The Blues are not taking that garbage contract, and they will be expecting a proper payment for their now-healthy star sniper, who apparently has suitors all over the place since his medical report got out.</div></div>
Can't find the medical report. Do you have the source?
btw: I know a lot of Oilers Fans (probably I included) overvalue Kassian, but you certainly undervalue him. A proper trade would look something like Kassian for future considerations, or MAYBE the Oilers have to add a late-round pick at worst. There are teams in the league who apparently like what he can bring (The Blues are not one of that teams, because you have a few players like him, just better players), and thats why, as an Oilers fan, you could hope that he brings you back a pick or something.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Anus_McLeod</b></div><div>Bottom line for me is that the off season trades haven't been yielding a huge return when there is a significant cap hit involved. I'm not sure Edmonton does that trade, as their weakness is not goal scoring. Maybe though. The BJs were near the bottom of the barrel in goals for, which is why I picked them.
Perhaps you can adjust to the Leafs pick and take out the 5th from Colorado. I don't think Burakovsky gets what others think. If he does though, then I'm even more inclined to move him.</div></div>
First of all, I like what you did here and especially the Oilers trade (actually it favors EDM a bit, but I'm fine with that:D). It's all reasonable and mostly fair.
Actually, the Oilers are looking for secondary scoring behind McDavid and Draisaitl, so Burakovsky would make a lot of sense as a winger for McDavid. Considering you probably have to pay Hyman or Saad 5+ Mio, it would be a good fit salary cap-wise. But because he's a UFA next year I don't see EDM (or anyone for that matter) paying that much for him. In EDM's case, you probably don't spend the assets, when you can sign a UFA.
I think Burakovsky is a streaky scorer (correct me if I'm wrong) and his defensive game isn't that good. But I have to admit that I don't know him that good, so what kind of a player is he?