If there’s one thing the Nation is good at it’s coming up with trade ideas that would help the Oilers climb out of the depths of hell that we’ve been living in for the past decade. Today, I present you with a chance to table your ideas and maybe even win some NationGear for your troubles.
Part of the fun of Interneting is that it gives you a chance to voice your opinions regardless of whether they’re smart, stupid, insane, or otherwise. From where I sit, coming up with trade ideas is part of that and could be considered a birthright around these parts. Not only is this article meant to stimulate your creativity as an arm chair GM, I actually plan on rewarding one of you for it.
Who says your mastery of the ‘Be a GM’ mode in NHL 16 wouldn’t pay off? Pfft.
GIVE ME YOUR BEST TRADE SCENARIOS
So what am I rambling on about here? Trade talk. Actually, trade ideas/scenarios to be specific. We all do it. We all like to think that we know what would be best for the Oilers and how we’d make it happen so I’m looking for the 10 best (PLAUSIBLE) scenarios that you think would improve the Oilers come deadline time. From there, I will take the 10 best ideas and plug them into a poll (like I do for the Friday Report Cards) and let citizens of the Nation vote on who’s idea is the best.
I will warn you that any stupid trade ideas that are completely unrealistic have no chance of being included. What I mean is, try not only come up with an idea that benefits the Oilers, but also be realistic for the opposing club as well. As much as I’d like to trade the rights to Alexei Mikhnov for Drew Doughty it’s never going to happen, your plan will be excluded, and you’ll never win you any NationGear.
Whoever ends up winning the vote in article #2 will score a NationGear package to end all packages. We will shower you with gifts until your closet explodes. No wardrobe will be as sexy as yours. These are facts.
The rules of this contest are simple. Put your best trade scenarios down in the comments section and we will take the 10 most plausible ideas and put them up for a vote. The winner of said vote will then receive a NationGear package that would make even the snobbiest fashionistas envious. The bragging rights will last a lifetime, and your style points will make you irresistible to anyone within eyeshot.
The deadline to put down your best idea will be February 17th and from there we will commence the voting. The voting will run until Friday, February 26th, and I will announce the winner in my Trade Deadline live blog on deadline day. Additional prizes will also be made available if you hit your trade idea dead on.
Seems easy enough, right? Good. So go on and get started on throwing out ideas for all the moves that Peter Chiarelli hasn’t even had a chance to think about yet, and maybe (just maybe) you’ll find yourself decked out in all the fresh threads that you’ve been dreaming about.
THE CONNOR’S BETTER PARTY
Can you believe that we’ve been through 37 McDavidless games since that horrible November night when he crashed into the boards and broke his angel wing? Three months have past, and we’ve all been left to pray for his return and find any means possible to pass the time until then. The wait is nearly over, and we’re throwing a charity shindig at the Pint Downtown to celebrate.
What does your ticket get you?
- A limited edition Nation shirt
- $25 Pint GC
- $10 Noodle GC
- Nation collectors cup.
- Memories that last a lifetime.
As always, 100% of the proceeds for the Connor’s Better will be donated directed to the Inner City Children’s Program in an effort to help “foster positive interpersonal relationships, self-confidence, resilience, and skills acquisition in inner city, at-risk, low income children in elementary and junior high settings through holistic, year-round programming and community collaboration.”
Tickets are available here and will also be sold at the door.