Staff Predictions for the Edmonton Oilers 2022-23 season

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Should the Oilers Trade For Kane?
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 21: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks forechecks during a 4-1 Los Angeles Kings win at Arena on April 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

One player, the team could trade for…

Almar Reyes:

Who else, but Patty Kane! Evander Kane to Patrick Kane, Kane passes to Kane, Kane shoots, Kane the rebound, Kane scores! Oh the madness! All jokes aside, and although it might be so farfetched, Patrick Kane will get the Oilers over the top this season. Which player will the other team have to focus to shut down?

Gabriel Candido:

I know the current cap space of $167 makes everything almost impossible, but Patrick Kane playing with Connor McDavid would be a historical pairing.

Lane Golden:

Carson Soucy – The Oilers may try to catch a big fish, but if that proves too difficult Soucy is a good option. He’s a great defensive defenseman with an affordable cap hit. If Broberg isn’t ready, I could see them going this route.

Phil Gretzky:

Scott Mayfield of the New York Islanders.  I already wrote about that one, so not going to go too much in depth here.

Devon Hladunewich:

I know everyone is going to be looking at Patrick Kane, but to me there is another pending UFA I think would fit better and he has a lower cap hit. Vladimir Tarasenko is a player that if the Blues are struggling they may be willing to trade if they don’t think they can re-sign him.

There has been issues between him and the team in previous years, so there is a chance he may not want to come back to St. Louis. His lower cap hit and acquisition cost make home to me more appealing than Patrick Kane.