I don't think there's a single 1D I'd trade Lafreniere for who would actually be available. They're either old and extremely expensive, young and the team is building around them, or decent money/age but with limited term. After his 3 year ELC the Oilers have $8M in dead cap clearing up ($1.5M Sekera, $6.5M Lucic/Neal). Keeping Lafreniere would mean not just having a stacked top 6, it would also give the team the option to spread the wealth to 3 lines like the Penguins did during their cup runs. -McDavid- -Draisaitl-Yamamoto Lafreniere-RNH- Who do you send your third pairing out against? I agree that this is all improbable but it's fun to discuss. IMO the most likely thing to happen is they cancel the whole thing and they hold the second lottery without the Oilers/Pens/Leaf/etc..