Well here’s a weird one, the Oilers have sent Drake Caggiula to Chicago for Brandon Manning. This is the same Brandon Manning who sent Connor McDavid into the boards, and the two have had issues with each other ever since.
Brandon Manning is a 28-year-old left defenseman who carries a $2.25 M Cap hit through next season. He has three points on the year and is not known for being very good. He’s known for this.
Drake Caggiula is not a guy I am sad to see go, but I definitely don’t like the return. It’s clear that Ken Hitchcock didn’t have the eternal love for him that Todd McLellan had, but this is quite a terrible trade at face value. Drake Caggiula carries a $1.5M cap hit through next season and has 11 points on the year.