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Poll: Who Should The Edmonton Oilers Trade?

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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.

Who of the following should the Oilers trade?

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  • jdh10

    Sam Gagner. Draft the best avalible center. Package gagner with a high pick in other years for someone like ehroff out of buffalo.

  • BillHK

    All depends on what they are offered in return. In general, there’s little chance that they can get a good deal from any other team since they’re dealing from a position of weakness. Other than the 3rd overall, they have limited picks this year, so I can see MacT trading down and getting a mid first plus a 2nd instead. Otherwise they’ll likely take Draisaitl.

    • Dave Mallett

      Clearly, our readers favor the departure of Sam Gagner. I would argue that trading down in this year’s draft is not of much use seeing as it is a shallow draft.