Insiders propose a massive trade between the Oilers and the Kraken

Marvin Azrak
February 14, 2024  (8:07 PM)

Jordan Eberle  of the Seattle Kraken warms up before a game against the Edmonton Oilers at Climate Pledge Arena.
Photo credit: Complex

Tuesday's Edmonton Oilers 8-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings had pros and cons. Yes, they broke a 3-3 tie with a five-goal third period. Indeed, Connor McDavid harvested an Apple Farm with a six-assist night. He also became the fourth fastest man in NHL history to reach the 600-assist mark. The Oilers are 26-5 in their last 31 games and are rolling.

Yet, we can't ignore that the second period was a bit of a struggle. Turnovers and lost battles allowed the Wings to rally from 3-1 down and tie the game. Then, McDavid, Evan Bouchard, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins stepped up, each tallying three points, including big goals.
Even further down the lineup, contributors like Cody Ceci, Leon Draisaitl, Vincent Desharnais, Dylan Holloway, Evander Kane, and Zach Hyman got in on the action, showcasing the team's depth. Even Corey Perry was his tenacious self. However, that's not enough, according to Daily Faceoff Insider Frank Seravalli.

Oilers Eyeing Reunion with Jordan Eberle Ahead of Trade Deadline:

Valentine's Day brings more than romance this year—it's also trade deadline speculation time, and Seravalli has some intriguing predictions. This year, he's foreseeing a potential reunion between the Edmonton Oilers and an old flame: Jordan Eberle.
Eberle, since he departed from Edmonton, has continued to impress with consistent point production, maintaining a 52-point pace over 82 games.
Seravalli proposed trade scenario involves a complex three-team deal between the Oilers, Kraken, and Blackhawks, with Edmonton acquiring Eberle with salary retention from Seattle and Chicago. The Oilers would part ways with Mattias Janmark and a future draft pick to Chicago while sending a first-round pick and prospect, Raphael Lavoie to Seattle to facilitate the salary retention.
While it's a steep price, Seravalli explained why he thinks it's worth it brining back the former Oiler.
The narrative the previous Oilers regime created about Eberle not being a clutch playoff player was debunked the minute he left Edmonton. Eberle has 19 goals and 45 points in his last 63 postseason games, which is a higher points-per-game rate (0.71) than his career average (0.69.

With his pass-first style and right-handed shot, Eberle could complement Leon Draisaitl on the second line, boosting the team's offensive firepower as if they weren't lethal enough already.
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