Edmonton Oilers Trade Jack Campbell
Of the three options, this would be the one that I think could help the Edmonton Oilers the most. If the Oilers can throw Campbell into a trade and get rid of all or most of his cap hit that would be a huge win for this team.
The problem with this is there isn’t a long list of teams lining up to take Campbell and his $5 million. This means that the Edmonton Oilers are going to need to add something of value to a deal if they want to be rid of Campbell and more importantly his cap hit.
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The Oilers management is going to need to take a long look at the pros/cons of what they give up in order to make a move. Whatever the trade is as long as Campbell is involved in the deal the Oilers are going to need to add to cancel out the cap hit.
I don’t see a way Campbell is moved and a first-round pick isn’t involved. Whether that it is a a future pick or one of the Edmonton Oilers previous picks like Xavier Bourgault or Beau Akey. It might even cost a combination of these.
If the Oilers are going to move these assets they better have a plan to use that cap space and use it well. If they move Campbell and don’t use his cap space to do something substantial to improve this team, then no matter what the cost of the trade it will be a loss.
This will be the hardest solution for the Oilers to come out ahead. Just because it would be a huge gamble on the trade itself and they also need to make a move that makes it worth it after that move is made.