Three Potential Trade Targets For The Edmonton Oilers Revealed

Tom Banks
January 29, 2024  (3:58 PM)

Head Coach of the Edmonton Oilers Kris Knoblauch behind the bench.
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The Edmonton Oilers 2023-24 season has completely turned on its head in recent times, and with the Stanley Cup in mind, they are potentially going to be very active ahead of the March 8 trade deadline.

Trade targets for the Edmonton Oilers

While the Oilers have seen improvements both in net and on the blue line, two of their weakest points early in the year, they could definitely still use reinforcements at those two positions.
According to The Fourth Period, Jake Allen and Ilya Lyubushkin are two players that they could look to if they want to reinforce what has suddenly become a major strength of this juggernaut team.
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Goaltender Jake Allen of the Montreal Canadiens is also on the Oilers' watchlist. Although the Canadiens aren't actively looking to move him, the Oilers might explore the possibility if they are willing to meet the asking price. Allen has another year left on his contract and holds a seven-team no-trade list. One thing worth noting is that Edmonton's goaltending has been much better of late. The need isn't as pressing as it once was.

For defensive reinforcements, Ilya Lyubushkin emerges as a potential target. The rugged defenseman offers an affordable option for contenders looking to add defensive bite. The expectation is that he might be on the move before the trade deadline.

More help for the forward group?

Despite landing Corey Perry, the team are still looking to add to what is one of the most talented groups in the league, with both Adam Henrique and Anthony Duclair considered major possibilities, despite playing for division rivals.
Among the notable names is Adam Henrique, currently in the final year of his contract, making him a prime candidate for a mid-season move to bolster the Oilers' forward depth. He's a versatile forward who can offer top-six production and two-way play at a reasonable price. Colorado, Nashville, Carolina, Winnipeg, New Jersey, and the New York Rangers were also listed as interested teams.

Another intriguing option is Anthony Duclair from the San Jose Sharks, a pending unrestricted free agent with a solid cap hit and valuable experience in the Stanley Cup Final with the Florida Panthers last season. The Oilers may consider making a move well before the deadline to secure Duclair's services. Colorado and Vegas were also listed as potential suitors.

Ultimately, there's many moves that the Oilers could look into ahead of the trade deadline, with a potential Jack Campbell trade being a real possibility, but whatever they do, it's bound to make them that much more dangerous.
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