This Rumour was not mentioned on Hockeybuzz I know. But I was surfing twitter and I source that I believe to be accurate mentioned that the maple Leafs were looking to trade for Gagner. I found this interesting because I believe it could very well happen. So as I did for the Buffalo/Edmonton rumour I am going to break this down onto what I think the potential deal could look like.
So lets start on what Edmonton could offer here. Obviously Gagner is involved but there might be more than on asset on Edmonton's side of this deal. So let me break the second player into four possible targets. Eric Belanger, Lennart Petrell, Ryan Jones, and Ben Eager. Eric Belanger has been a failed experiment for the Oilers this season and would love to deal him somewhere else. The only problem with Belanger is if this terrible season scared teams away from him. So even though the Oilers would love to deal him the Leafs won't want him. Lennart Petrell is a decent LW and is due for breakout season. His size is good at 6'3" and can be a good 3rd line option for any team. i think Petrell could be involved. Ryan Jones is a good LW scoring 17 goals last season proves that. Ryan Jones is the best of the four options but because of the fact he is a fan favourite in Edmonton with his classic hair I don't the deal would go down well with Oilers fans unless the the Leafs overpay which I can't see happening. And now for the final option another 3rd line LW Ben Eager. Eager did disappoint just a little last only getting 13 points but he is still a physical player and isn't afraid to drop the gloves. If the Oilers had more tough guys like Eager I would say he would be traded but due to that the Oilers don't have other player like Eager this won't happen. So it looks like Petrell is the most likely here.
So the Oilers are offering Gagner and petrell to the Leafs
Ok now the Leafs side of the deal. My Source said it was most likely Franson or Komisarek could be dealt. I don't think the Oilers could get Franson here but I think Komisarek is completely possible. The Oilers are looking for defensemen so that fits. his size is good and would be a perfect on the Oilers. I am sure he is worth Gagner. So the first player is done but whats the second? I am going to break down 3 picks the Oilers could get because I don't think the players I thought were realistic. Ok so the three picks are: 3rd round pick, 4th round pick or a 6th round pick. I am going to start with 6th round pick. I believe the oilers would not take this no matter what, Petrell is due for a breakout season and is worth more. The 3rd round pick would be nice for the Oilers but I am not sure the Leafs would do well with this. So lets meet in the middle a 4th round pick sounds reasonable for both the Leafs and the Oilers. Gagner would be a good second line centre for the Leafs and Petrell would be a good 3rd line winger for the Leafs. Mike Komisarek would be good on D for the Oilers and the fourth round pick will help them in there Rebuild.
Final Deal: Sam Gagner and Lennart Petrell for Mike Komisarek and a 4th round pick
Would you do this trade leave your response in the comments. The players I thought were unrealistic were: Mike Brown, Jay Rosehill or Jay Mcclement was i right or wrong?
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