Two Trades That Could Help The Edmonton Oilers Right Now

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: (l-r) Keith Gretzky and Andrew Shaw of the Edmonton Oilers attend the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: (l-r) Keith Gretzky and Andrew Shaw of the Edmonton Oilers attend the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 5: Ryan Spooner #23 of the Edmonton Oilers talks with Ty Rattie #8 and Jujhar Khaira #16 during a break in the third period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center on January 5, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Bottom line

This is a trade that could work out for both teams.  The Oilers get a player they really need right now and get to rid themselves of 3 players that aren’t in their future.

Philly, meanwhile, gets another valuable draft pick – which means less to the Oilers since they’re trying to win now – plus another potential forward and a problem child for minimal cap hit they can quietly bury and not have to think about again, while at the same time sending out a player who wouldn’t be happy playing on a rebuilding team.

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As always, credit goes to cap-friendly for all cap hit numbers.

So what do you think?  Do I make a better GM than Peter Chiarelli yet (haha)?  What do you think?