The Deal, Eberle and Strome
Hockey fans woke up this morning to rumors that the Islanders would be doing something big today. In actuality these rumors have been swirling all week. But, those rumors finally come to fruition this afternoon. The deal was very simple, Ryan Strome for Jordan Eberle straight up. No draft picks. No conditions. Just straight, one for one. Arthur Staple announced the trade in this tweet.
Well, there it is, after my wi-fi kicked out. #Isles get Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 22, 2017
Why Did This Happen?
Strome, who was drafted in 2011 by the New York Islanders, scored 13 goals last year and accumulated 30 points. Eberle, points wise, was much more successful than Strome last year racking up 51 total points. Strome’s cap is significantly lower than Eberle’s. Eberle’s total cap hit is 6 million which is 3.5 million dollars more than Strome’s cap hit of 2.5 million. This trade will alleviate a lot of the trouble the Oilers were going through cap wise. Eberle will most likely be a great addition to the Islanders team as they have been looking for a top-six forward for a long time. Overall, this trade is beneficial to both teams in that the Isles get the skill and the Oilers get the cap. Though the two players haven’t been doing too hot as of late, a change of scenery could do both players a lot of good.
What do you think about the trade? Who won? Leave a comment below.