It took until the proverbial eleventh hour, but Edmonton Oilers finally pulled the trigger on their most significant deal of the 2017-18 season, shipping out power forward Patrick Maroon to New Jersey Devils for a 2019 third-round draft pick and, from first reports, a prospect to be named shortly (we hope). Maroon was acquired at the very last moment of the 2016 trade deadline when Peter Chiarelli took advantage of the situation in Anaheim — who had acquired several forwards earlier in the process — to obtain the big winger for the low-low price of a fourth-round draft pick and a contract from the 50-man list (Martin Gernat) going the other way. He even managed to get the Ducks to retain a quarter of Maroon’s $2 MM cap hit on a pact that still had two-plus years to run at that point.