The Worst Thing The Edmonton Oilers Could Do This Deadline

Current Edmonton Oilers General Manager Ken Holland. (Photo by Dave Reginek - Pool/Getty Images)
Current Edmonton Oilers General Manager Ken Holland. (Photo by Dave Reginek - Pool/Getty Images) /

The NHL trade deadline is now under a week away and the Edmonton Oilers have yet to make any type of move. They have been rumoured to be involved in every big name out there, but yet no trade has taken place.

With lots of trades already taking place around the NHL. This is where I think the Edmonton Oilers better not be too late to the party. When it comes to this trade deadline for the Oilers making no moves is the worst-case scenario.

No Trade Would Be Worse Than An Overpay For The Edmonton Oilers

I feel like I speak for most Edmonton Oilers fans when I say I would much rather see Ken Holland overpay for a player that would affect this team than do nothing. With the Western Conference as open as it has ever been in the McDavid era this is the time for the Oilers to make a real push.

Since Ken Holland has taken over the Edmonton Oilers he has made at least one trade at the deadline every year. Hopefully, he does make a move again this year. If he doesn’t it could cost his him job.

The Edmonton Oilers are in a spot where they could win the Stanley  Cup. If Holland doesn’t make a move to greatly improve this roster ownership may look at getting a GM that will. Ken Holland has improved the team in many ways, but if the Edmonton Oilers get knocked out early in the playoffs all that will mean nothing.

I’m not saying he has to go out and trade an arm and a leg to bring in Karlsson, I am saying he may have to give away his arm though and it could push this team to win the Cup.

I don’t know for sure what the Edmonton Oilers are going to do prior to the deadline. We will have all your trade deadline breakdowns up to and following the deadline here at Oil On Whyte.