This trade is not going to happen and it never would have happened. It is not a serious proposition even if maybe it should be.
It is immaterial that the Oilers had won three straight — including their first two with incoming head coach Kris Knoblauch — entering Saturday’s match at Tampa Bay after bottoming out at 2-9-1. The team could be 2-12-1 and this trade would not have been considered.
This is not merely Fantasy Land material. It is Fantastical Land matter.
But here is my question. Adopting suspension of disbelief in world’s record proportions, which team do you think would have a better chance to win the Stanley Cup if the Oilers and Islanders pull off this deal?
Connor McDavid, Evan Bouchard and either Stuart Skinner or Calvin Pickard from Edmonton to the Island in exchange for Ilya Sorokin and Mat Barzal.
You know how there are times where you’re in a dream and you try to fix it so that it is consistent with some semblance of reality? Well, that is why I tried to come close to matching money and cap hits.
Barzal and Sorokin will account for $17.40M under the cap beginning next season when No. 13’s…
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