If Edmonton is still the worst team at the deadline and we could lock up their 1st round pick with a package for Corey I would do it. We only dropped a 1st rounder on him, even straight up this wouldn't be that bad of a deal, it would be like trading our 2013 9th (Bo horvat) for 2015 McDavid or Eichel.
Now, I don't see why the Oilers pull the trigger... but I get to live in fantasy-Devils-fan-land and I think it's the more prudent choice. Corey will be 29, and we are not 1-2 years away from competing again. Take a spin on one of the two "generational" talents and hope for the best.