Try to get the deal done without tossing away our first or Gardiner. No idea how it might work out but trading that first is idiotic if we end up doing nothing with our goaltending. That 1st could still be a top 10 pick even with O'Reilly in the line up. I would love to have that kid on our team though obviously.
They're gonna want it, no way they trade O'Reilly away for anything less than Gardiner or that 1st.
If we could find a way to acquire another 2nd rounder i think Gardiner, Bozak, and 2 2nds would be enough for a deal. Gardiner is a great young talent but i have a few questions about his health now. Almost a month and a half ago he was "close to being ready" but now he's still "close to being ready" and hasn't been cleared for physical contact yet. Would suck to lose gardiner but i think it's a deal Nonis would make.
Hickey, from all accounts, is a pretty beastly skater and i think could help Komi out a little. Hickey was touted as a potential power play quarterback when he was drafted but injuries have derailed his development and LA is baby-ing him a bit.