WOW | Oilers fan makes a trade suggestion that shows just how much Elias Pettersson is under-estimated

Published March 25, 2023 at 10:33
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
Elias Pettersson has grown into one of the most complete centermen in today's game and he's been tremendous this season on pace to set career highs on his way to the 100-point mark.

For some unknown reason, some Oilers' fan thought that if the Canucks wanted to fully commit to a rebuild they'd have to consider moving Elias Pettersson. If you're planning a rebuild, isn't a 24-year-old the kind of player you want to build around? Especially when he's a top-end player?

The fan drew up an absolutely ridiculous trade in which the Oilers would acquire Pettey from the Canucks and there's no way we'd ever consider for return with such low quality:

OILERS RECEIVE:


- Elias Pettersson
- 3rd Round Pick

CANUCKS RECEIVE:

- Kailer Yamamoto
- Carter Savoie
- Jack Campbell
- 2x 1st Round Picks


The Canucks would essentially be trading away a franchise-caliber player for two 1st Rounders, an overpaid 3rd goaltender, a B prospect, and an undersized 3rd liner.

First of all, why would the Canucks even consider moving Pettersson, and second of all, why would they move him for a return as absurd as this one? Elias Pettersson is developing into a top5 NHL centerman and a proposal like this one truly shows how undervalued he is in this league.
SHOULD THIS OILERS FAN BE PROHIBITED FROM COMMENTING ON HOCKEY SUBJECTS FROM HERE ON OUT?
MARCH 25      1291 ANSWERS
ABSOLUTELY117991.3 %
NAH HE'S SPOT ON, PETTERSSON ISN'T WORTH MORE1128.7 %
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