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Trade Details
The New York Islanders acquired winger Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers for forward Ryan Strome.
What does it give the New York Islanders?
The Islanders needed a right-winger to play with franchise center John Tavares, so getting Eberle in this deal makes a lot of sense. His point production has been declining steadily, so a change of scenario may do wonders for him. The Islanders are trying to compete for at least a playoff spot and are also looking to secure a new building for their franchise (while also needing to re-sign Tavares for the long run). The hope is Eberle can help with all of that.
What does it give the Edmonton Oilers?
It is a little surprising that the Oilers traded Eberle for another forward--a similar forward in Strome--instead of a defenseman. That said, Strome is a talented and versatile player who can replace Eberle on right wing (or potentially become the team's No. 3 center, if they deal Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for a defenseman). The Oilers also save a little money on the salary cap with this move, so that helps their situation moving forward. It's a good deal for both.
Fantasy Impact
Both Eberle and Strome are outstanding bounce-back candidates for 2017-18, especially Eberle. The fantasy stock of both players is back on the rise, so do not forget either name on draft day.
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