When the Isles acquired Ryan Smyth in a 2007 deadline day trade, they sent three assets to Edmonton. While Smyth left as a free agent, the assets Edmonton acquired have not exactly panned out either.
Ryan O'Marra, who was selected by the Isles in the first round in 2005 was waived through the NHL and sent to Oklahoma City by the Oilers this week.
He'll be teamed there with Alex Plante, a defensemen who the Oilers drafted with their first round pick in 2007.
Neither O'Marra nor Plante have yet to make an impact in the NHL.
The third asset, Robert Nilsson, spent three-plus seasons with the Oilers following the trade, but is now playing in Russia. Nilsson of course was also a 1st round pick, taken two picks ahead of Zach Parise and four picks ahead of Ryan Getzlaf in 2003.
Ironically, of the four players associated with the trade, the only one who will start the season with the Oilers is Ryan Smyth.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick
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