Maple Leafs Trade Mike Brown to the Oilers


11:37 AM:

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: If the Oilers make the playoffs, a 2014 3rd round pick goes to the Maple Leafs. A 2014 4th rounder if they miss the playoffs.

11:05 AM:

  • Edmonton Oilers: The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded winger Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2014 fourth round draft pick.

The 27-year old Brown was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 5th round, 159th overall in 2004.

Brown carries a $736,667 salary cap hit and $725,000 salary for this year and next.

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  1. #1 by hotwings at March 4th, 2013

    good move… a high 4th round pick… oilers over paid… we got mclaren and orr for brown’s role..

    hopefully his energy and enthusiasm helps out the somewhat disinterested and jumbled oilers

  2. #2 by Pawel at March 4th, 2013

    Great pick up for the oilers, this guy can really fire up a team. Great fights and grows one hell of a mustache. He will surely be missed in Toronto

  3. #3 by Scott at March 4th, 2013

    Don’t really like this move. I’ve always been a fan of Brown’s. Hope all works out for him in Edmonton. I guess this means Frattin’s back? That’s good, at least.

  4. #4 by Bobandy at March 4th, 2013

    Don Cherry is going to be pissssssed…

  5. #5 by Wunschkind89 at March 4th, 2013

    Considering Brown was oft-injured, I don’t see this as a bad move for the Leafs at all. The Leafs have no one obvious to send down, and Frattin is obviously a massive upgrade over Brown anyway. Leafs are a much better team now.

    Curious to see what they do when Lupul is ready to come back.

  6. #6 by Jeff at March 5th, 2013

    Also, when you look back on this, i think its worth noting that this was a text book look at proper asset management.

    Toronto trades a 5th round pick to Anaheim for Mike Brown. Toronto signs Mike Brown to an extension. Toronto gets ~120 games out of Mike Brown on a near min-salary contract. Trades Mike Brown for a 4th round pick (which is upgraded to a 3rd, if EDM makes the playoffs), and replaces Mike Brown with a min salary player (McLaren) who they acquired for a waiver fee.

    And with the pick, a high 4th round pick or late mid-late 3rd pick has nearly the same value as a late 2nd round pick (historically, when you look at studies of draft pick ranges that produce quality NHL players). Not quite the same value, but very close.

    Nice little win for the TML’s in my opinion.

    A franchise that can also micro-manage such transactions (TML have never been known as a “smart” franchise) to attain value, will see it rewarded in the aggregate, in the end.

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