Blockbuster Mock Trade Sends Connor McDavid to His Hometown

Published August 5, 2023 at 11:35
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The hockey world has no doubt about Connor McDavid's status as the game's top player.

As a Toronto native, could he be the key to bringing a championship to the 6ix?

A Hypothetical Homecoming for McDavid



Imagine a headline-grabbing, game-changing trade that could potentially shift the balance in the league.


Involving two of the game's best players, this hypothetical transaction would definitely make waves. Despite the enormous cost of acquiring a talent like McDavid, the possibility cannot be discounted considering the Oilers' continued struggles in the playoffs, and the Maple Leafs' ambitions to elevate their game. This could indeed be a match made in hockey heaven.

The core of this potential trade would involve McDavid and the underrated Mitch Marner, who is currently establishing himself as one of the most effective two-way players in hockey. As arguably the league's top winger, Marner would be a valuable asset in a trade for McDavid.

The deal would also encompass 2021 draft pick Matthew Knies, likely to develop into a strong middle-six power winger, defenseman TJ Brodie, and two first round picks.

MOCK TRADE

Toronto Receives:
Connor McDavid

Edmonton Receives:
Mitch Marner
TJ Brodie
Matthew Knies
2024 1st
2026 1st

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A Potentially League-Redefining Deal



Such a trade would undoubtedly send shockwaves through the league and could be beneficial to both teams. The pairing of Marner and Leon Draisaitl could create one of the league's most legendary two-way duos, while the combination of McDavid and Auston Matthews would be nothing short of mesmerizing.

The lingering question remains, however - are either of the teams willing to pull off a deal like this?

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Blockbuster Mock Trade Sends Connor McDavid to His Hometown

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Edmonton2238.6 %
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