Jordan Eberle of the Seattle Kraken.
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Oilers looking to trade for their former 2008 first round pick

Published March 7, 2024 at 3:58 PM

The Edmonton Oilers appear primed and ready for a deep playoff run in 2023-24, and with the trade deadline tomorrow, it appears they're looking to make another big time move.

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According to a report from Insider Frank Seravalli, the Edmonton Oilers are still pushing hard to acquire their former first-round pick Jordan Eberle.

Believe #Oilers are one of the teams keeping an eye on #SeaKraken and Jordan Eberle situation.

Seattle and Eberle are working on an extension, but it sounds like term is the hang-up. If Seattle doesn't have Eberle signed, he will be moved prior to Friday's deadline.

In his post, Seravalli reveals that the Kraken and Eberle are talking extension, but at this point it doesn't appear as though anything is imminent. If they can't work out a deal by Friday's deadline, he will be moved, and that should be music to the ears of Oilers fans.

In 58 games this season, Eberle has tallied 14 goals and 37 points, so while he's not the player he was the first time around with the Oilers, he would be perfect anywhere in their lineup, and with the versatility and goal scoring ability, he may be the piece needed for this team to make a run.

It's unclear exactly what the team are offering Seattle, as they have already moved their 2024 first-round pick, but with the contracts of Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid coming up, they're clearly going all in for a Stanley Cup.
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Oilers looking to trade for their former 2008 first round pick

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