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Insider makes a puzzling comment on the future of Leon Draisaitl in Edmonton


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Tyler Ball
July 8, 2024  (7:57 PM)
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Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl speaking to the media during the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals.
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Today a new quote has surfaced from NHL insider Chris Johnston that has potentially put the future of Leon Draisaitl with the Edmonton Oilers in danger.

This offseason the Edmonton Oilers have a major decision to make regarding Leon Draisaitl. The German superstar is entering the final year of his contract and new General Manager Jeff Jackson needs to decide how to proceed. Earlier in the summer Leon Draisaitl confirmed to the media that he would love to sign an extension.
Obviously i love being an oiler more than anything - Leon Draisaitl on his contract negotiations

Even though Leon Draisaitl made this declaration of love for the city of Edmonton it has not stopped trade rumors from rolling in. After a couple of weeks of rumors, an insider finally dug into the situation.

Insider Chris Johnston makes a worrying statement regarding Leon Draisaitl

In a new interview, Chris Johnston spoke about a rumor connecting Leon Draisaitl to a trade with the San Jose Sharks. In his segment, Chris Johnston denied that a trade to the San Jose Sharks was likely but left the situation open-ended.
Chris Johnston on SDP talking Draisaitl to San Jose rumours: "He's not going to San Jose..."

The language used by Chris Johnston set off some alarm bells amongst fans and media. Saying that Leon Draisaitl is not going to San Jose does not deny a trade elsewhere is impossible. This has started even more rumors that the Oilers are exploring a trade involving Leon Draisaitl this summer.
While all of these are mostly fan theories it still has created a conversation that the Edmonton Oilers might be open to trading Leon Draisaitl. As the offseason continues this will be a situation to continue monitoring and checking in with sources on.
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Insider makes a puzzling comment on the future of Leon Draisaitl in Edmonton

Do you think Leon Draisaitl wants to sign an extension with the Edmonton Oilers or leave for a new team?

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