For the past couple days, the Internet has been abuzz with the idea of Taylor Hall being on the trade market. Whether he’s actually available for trade seems to be irrelevant. People are convinced he’s leaving town, and there’s no shortage of trade possibilities being thrown out to the Universe (Matt Henderson wrote about it this morning). It seems like everyone with a Twitter account is throwing out trade scenarios, and ideas about where Taylor Hall will end up. Will he even be traded? We can’t know for sure. For now, I want to know what you would do.
A STORM IS A BREWIN’
Regardless of what team/sport it is, the idea of trading the team’s best player is always sure to get a response. It’s a very heavy decision, and likely not the kind of decision that would be made quickly. I am kind of surprised by how much of a response this “rumour” has gotten. Basically, all Darren Dreger said was that he thinks the Oilers will be listening to offers for Taylor Hall – that was it. What a storm that one sentence has caused.
Frankly, I think Craig MacTavish should be listening to offers on every single player in the room – anything less than that means he’s not doing his job. Let’s face it, the Oilers are in 29th place AGAIN, so it’s not like things have been working around here. That being said, listening to offers is very different from actually pulling the trigger on a trade. That’s where you come in…
TO TRADE OR NOT TO TRADE
I want to know whether or not you guys would trade Taylor Hall, but this isn’t as simple as a “yes or no.” I want to know why you’re making the choice you are. If you’re pro-trading-Hall, then I want to know what you would expect to receive as a return. If you’re not in favour of trading #4, then I want to know why not. Maybe you would trade someone else instead? I want to know about it.
It’s time to play pretend, Nation. From this point on, (and in this article alone) you are Craig MacTavish, and the future of the team’s best player is in your hands. Pretend that you have the keys to the van, and your phone is ringing with trade scenarios. What will you do?