I'm not great at proposals, but I was thinking about this earlier today and thought I'd have it kicked around here.
To Los Angeles:
Nilsson isn't having a great year and doesn't project to be more than a 45-50 point player. Pitkanen isn't having a superb campaign either, but he's obviously one of the most talented young defensemen in the league and would fill the Kings' need for more blueliners. Cammalleri has had an injury-riddled season, but could be explosive playing with either Cogliano and Gagner or Horcoff and Hemsky next year and would probably consider re-upping with the Oilers. The Dallas first-rounder should be in the 22-30 range.
Nilsson isn't having a great year and doesn't project to be more than a 45-50 point player.
Nilsson isn't having a great year? He's playing absolutely fantastic hockey for the Oilers this year and he has gotten better and better as the season has progressed. Why exactly is he capped out at 45-50 points? He's on pace to score 46 points this season and this is his first full season in the NHL.
In regards to the specific deal in question, I wouldn't move either Nilsson or Pitkanen straight up for Cammalleri in a deal. I think Cammalleri would fit in very well for Edmonton but he's only signed for one more year and the odds that Edmonton would be able to get his name on a reasonable long-term contract seem fairly slim.
Well, there's one thing I learned from this thread, and that is that the original poster isn't the only one that's not good at making trade proposals.
If Oilers fans want to draft in the top 5 I would suggest not signing guys to offer sheets who are not worth it. All joking aside it's not your fault it's Lowes. That 1 overall pick is not in play unless it's for a guy named Johnson or Weber (which isn't gonna happen either).
Honestly, I am starting to think that if the Kings are going to get a good young defenseman in a trade for Cammalleri, Lombardi will have to included the Dallas 1st or LA 2nd in the deal.
I'm sure you could trade him for a young dman with top 4 upside that could step in and play next year as a bottom pairing dman. But if you guys want a young dman with stud upside I think you will have to trade your 1st round pick or just draft one of the dman with stud potential this year with your first pick, the only problem with that is Doughty, Schen, ect probably will need atleast one more year in jurnior before they can play in the NHL.