NHL DRAFT: Oilers Trades Outside Top 3

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8. Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs are a trade partner that makes sense. The question is, are their players a true upgrade to the ones we already have?

TORONTO– Jake Gardiner, 8th Overall Pick
EDMONTON—3rd Overall Pick, Jeff Petry, 2015 4th round pick

WILL IT HAPPEN? I hope not. If the Leafs were to pull the trigger on moving up, this is the most I see Dave Nonis offering. Jake Gardiner makes perfect sense, especially with his connection to Justin Schultz. But, they will want something immediate back, and Petry will be the asking price. Gardiner is debatable as an upgrade on Petry, and Edmonton loses two draft picks in the deal. Frankly, it’s not enough. Ekblad and Petry for Gardiner and 166 lb. Robbie Fabbri? I didn’t think so.