Oil On Whyte readers!!! Who should our fair Oilers trade this off season? There is a ton of debate as to who will garner the best return.
There are FIVE distinct possibilities that seem to exist among fans:
Sam Gagner—weaker than he should be defensively, taking too long to find chemistry among talented linemates.
Nail Yakupov—Still full of potential, had a bad year, value is low, but maybe a new city sparks him while we get a serviceable veteran.
Jordan Eberle—One of the more creative players on the team, he is high on many lists for top tier trade bait. If he can get the Oilers a Top two defenseman, it is a move that could get made. Perron and Yakupov make him a bit expendable. But, oh boy, he has good chemistry with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
David Perron—Yes, it’s true that Perron just became an Oiler, but he has an injury history (despite being healthy) and his value has never been higher after his 28 goal season. If the return is greater than what he brings, the risk may be worth it. Me, I keep him for the brashness he puts out there on the ice.
OKC Players—The Barons have some depth defensively, and trading a couple of those prospects in a package with picks or players could sweeten a deal necessary to make the team better.
Possible guys to watch: Anton Lander, Taylor Fedun, Brandon Davidson, David Musil.
Sound off below in our poll and feel very free to make a comment or two below on who YOU think the Oilers should airlift over the summer.