Detroit Red Wings
A team that could come out of left field and acquire Warren Foegele is the Detroit Red Wings. They have been making commitments to their fans that they won’t roll over and tank even with the strongest draft class the world has seen since 2015. Although not having the best season, the Red Wings remain competitive at sixth in the Atlantic with a 18-17-7 record.
A one for one trade between the Oilers and Red Wings gives the Oilers some depth on the blue line while giving the Wings some depth in their bottom-six.
A former Oiler in left shot blueliner Jordan Oesterle coming back to Edmonton in exchange for Foegele not only frees up some cap space, but brings some depth to the left side of the back end. Something the Oilers have been searching for all season.
Through 30 games this season with the Red Wings, Jordan Oesterle has two goals and one assist for three points. His solid play on the back end for the Wings is the reason I’d be interested in bringing him back to the Oil. With a -1, Oesterle is able to shutdown the play when he needs to, and often makes smart decisions with the puck in his own end. Bringing him in as a mentor and a D partner for Evan Bouchard could be beneficial for both players’ games.
The Red Wings adding some toughness and grit to their lineup proves to their fans that they refuse to back down, and sends a message that they will continue to battle through adversity and try to clinch a playoff spot, no matter how they do it.