In a blockbuster move, Edmonton has traded Taylor Hall to New Jersey. Per two sources — Sportsnet’s Gene Principe and Elliotte Friedman — the deal is a straight-up, one-for-one trade with the Oilers getting d-man Adam Larsson in return. The move is a huge one for New Jersey, a team desperate to add scoring and offensive talent up front. It will also reunite Hall with his former junior linemate, Adam Henrique.
Not surprising: That Jacob Trouba, the Winnipeg Jets’ 22-year-old defenseman, would get an offer sheet as a restricted free agent this summer. Surprising: That the offer sheet would be so massive that a team would have to give up four first-round picks for him. The Bruins’ second-round pick in 2017 went to the Devils in the Lee Stempniak trade.