Oilers: Three Potential Players To Trade For From The Blue Jackets

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Patrik Laine #29, Columbus Blue Jackets
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1. Patrik Laine

Originally I was not going to include Laine on this list, but the more and more I thought about it I said why not? Edmonton can literally play anyone with McDavid but why not give him a sniper who is looking for a bounce-back year with a new team.

Laine is a few years removed from scoring 44 goals with the Winnipeg Jets. It might take a lot to trade for him, but I also wouldn’t be opposed to giving Laine an offer sheet this summer as he is a restricted free agent.

If the Oilers can sign Laine for four or five seasons at seven million I believe that would be a win for the team. It would give the Oilers a solid winger who can have more upside than Ryan Nugent Hopkins and it would give McDavid a winger who will always be ready to shoot the puck.

Adding another star player like Laine might be a stretch for the team, but when looking at the season Laine just had one would imagine his stock is not at an all-time high. Now would be the time to take a chance on the former second overall pick that he can bounce back.