Rumor: Oilers Among Five Teams Asking About Matt Dumba's Availability

Published December 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have historically been a team that trades off their best players for future assets. That has especially been the case over the last couple of seasons. Now the team may be looking to move one more major piece.

Oilers Among Five Teams In Trade Talks With Coyotes For Dumba

NHL rumor site HockeyBuzz.com is cranking out the rumors yet again. This time, Eklund has heard that several teams are actively pursuing Coyotes defenseman Matt Dumba. Among the teams listed are the Edmonton Oilers.

"I am already hearing New Jersey, Edmonton, the NY Rangers,. Tampa, as well as Buffalo. Dumba brings some serious grit and leadership to any team and you could just see him finding another level and finally getting to make a playoff impact."

The Oilers have obviously been disappointing this year. Their recent play has been better though, giving fans and management alike hope that this year's team can still make serious noise in the playoffs. First they will have to make the playoffs though, and that is not guarantee given where the team is at in the standings. The team could use some much-needed help on defense and goaltending.

Coyotes Looking To Make Playoffs Themselves

The Oilers may be in trouble though when it comes to trading for Matt Dumba. As it is, the Coyotes are in a much better position to make the playoffs than the Oilers are. For this reason, it might not make any sense for them to give up the 29-year-old blueliner as he could be a legitimate contributor to their own playoff success, which has been extremely hard to come by in the Arizona desert.

Needless to say, fans are having fun in Arizona for the first time in a long time. The young team is genuinely exciting and now their hopes and dreams of lifting Lord Stanley seem to be just a little bit closer to reality.

So will the Oilers, or any team for that matter, be able to pry Dumba out of Arizona? Perhaps, but will certainly come at an increased cost thanks to the team's success. We will have to see where the team is at come the trade deadline so find out if they are still in the playoff race or not.

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Rumor: Oilers Among Five Teams Asking About Matt Dumba's Availability

Who do you think will land Dumba?

Edmonton5927.4 %
New Jersey3817.7 %
Tampa3315.3 %
Another team8539.5 %
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