Edmonton Oilers: Potential Acquisitions – Pacific Division

May 19, 2021; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi (13) celebrates a second period goal against the Winnipeg Jets in game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2021; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi (13) celebrates a second period goal against the Winnipeg Jets in game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tomas Nosek #92, Vegas Golden Nights
Tomas Nosek #92, Vegas Golden Nights  Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Vegas Golden Knights

Tomas Nosek (Current Cap Hit $1,250,000, 38GP-8G-10A) UFA

A larger-sized winger, Nosek, had 8 goals in 38 games this year. He had some trouble staying in the lineup with injures this year. If you prorate that amount of goals to a full season that would be 20 goals. If there is one thing any team wants it is a goal scorer.

Chandler Stephenson (Current Cap Hit $2,750,000,41GP-14G-21A)Trade

Stephenson is on a good value contract which is what Vegas needs right now. If the Oilers could bring in Stephenson it would mean that they are bringing in extra cap as Vegas is close to the top of the cap. This is another option where the Oilers send a player to Vegas instead of losing them to Seattle, as Vegas is not losing a player in the expansion draft.

Overall there are a couple of moves here that Holland should look at doing, but I personally think that the most important moves in the Pacific Division come from re-signing Nugent-Hopkins and Larsson if they can, as they are a big part of the leadership of this team. The things they do on the league-leading power play and penalty kill is worth keeping them.