Or, check back in on Kostin Himself
Kostin may have worn out his welcome in Motor City, after being healthy-scratched multiple times, for both play and apparent off-ice issues (rumoured to be a late arrival to practice). Kostin seemed by all means to be a great locker room guy in Edmonton, and if the players feel the same way, perhaps Oilers management could talk Steve Yzerman into making a depth player swap, or even retaining to move on from their experiment with Kostin, for a small price of course.
It’s win-now time for the Edmonton Oilers, and they can more than afford to part with low-end assets for a short-term, depth, role player.
Depth Adds Need to Be Able To Play
Whoever the Oilers target, it needs to be a player who can keep up with the modern NHL game.
In my next article, I will cover the best of the more high-profile trade targets that could have a bigger impact on the team's chances of winning the ultimate prize. Follow me @TheLineBlender to check that out next week, and I will see you then!