Clifford has 5 points and hasn't been the same since his injuries, that doesn't exactly scream 'top 6 in a pinch' to me. I get the 'on the Oilers' part, but we are actually trying to get BETTER. Gagner for Clifford doesn't do that.
I wouldnt be at all surprised if we got a much better offer. I've seen rumbles on this board that Nashville is dangling Wilson.
I agree with this, from a fan of neither team.
Trading a 24 year old Gagner for a 4th liner + picks doesn't make a lick of sense to me. 4th liners are in abundance in free agency and picks don't make the Oilers better next season. Which should be their goal.
You should parlay him into a decent defenseman or a proven big bodied top-9 forward like a Wilson. It's probably not fair on HF, but I think it's pretty close if a little bit of salary is retained.