I know the 2023-2024 season hasn’t even started yet and that trying to see where the Edmonton Oilers needs in 7 months will be, but a good player is a good player. Here is a list of 3 players that I think the Edmonton Oilers may be in the market for at this coming trade deadline.
For this list, I am specifically looking at rental players. These are players who will be UFAs at the end of this season. I am also only going to pick from teams that I think will not be playoff teams. This will make the players actually available to be moved.
With these two “rules” in place it makes the acquisition of these players actually slightly possible. For example, William Nylander of the Leafs is going to be a UFA, but the Leafs will likely be a playoff team and will want to keep their skilled forward.
The same goes for RFAs, The Arizona Coyotes are likely to not be a playoff team. Sean Durzi’s contract expires after this season, but being an RFA the Coyotes still own his rights and trading a young player will not help their team out, whereas trading Zucker for picks or prospects could help them out down the road.
There are still a lot of players that fit the mould that I have set up here. Lots of them the Edmonton Oilers have no need for, but there are at least 3 that I think the Oilers should really consider taking a look at. I know I can’t predict injuries or other unseen things. I am going to assume most of the team is having their expected seasons points-wise.
So, here goes nothing I am going to start the list off with a player that I thought perhaps the Edmonton Oilers would have taken a look at during this offseason.