Edmonton Oilers: A Peek into the TSN Trade Bait Board

The NHL trade deadline is this Friday. Let us take a look at the TSN Trade Bait Board to see how it connects to the Edmonton Oilers.
2022 NHL Draft - Round 2-7
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Every year around the trade deadline the TSN insiders put together a list of players and assets that could be moved before or at the trade deadline. The list they compile is called TSN Hockey's Trade Bait Board. The list is mostly made of players from non-contending teams and assets and prospects from the contending teams.

This year the Edmonton Oilers have 3 on the list of 45. These three are assets that the Oilers would be trading away in a move for a player would hopefully make the team better for their cup run. A player who is also on the trade bait list. Make note that just because they are on the list doesn't mean they will be moved, it is just an educated guess made by the TSN staff.

#4- Edmonton Oilers 2024 First Round Pick

This is the highest asset on the list for the Edmonton Oilers. This in my opinion is the one thing that is going to be moved for sure by the Edmonton Oilers, The good thing about a draft pick is it doesn't take a player out of your lineup. From the Oilers' perspective, there is a chance that the pick doesn't turn in NHL players. So, if I was the Oilers I would look at moving this pick before moving a player like Dylan Holloway, a player who is already a proven NHLer.

#31- Warren Foegele

Warren Foegele is on this list for a combination of a couple of things. One, he is a UFA at the end of the season, so there is no guarantee he would be back next year anyway. Two, He has a cap hit of $2.75 million, that amount is a good chunk of change that should make space for most players the Oilers would like to bring in. Lastly, one player they would bring in would likely take the spot of Foegele in the game-day lineup, so he wouldn't be needed by the Oilers.

#38-Brett Kulak

The reasons for trading away Brett Kulak would be almost identical for the reasons of trading away. The only difference between Kulak and Foegele is the fact that Kulak still has a couple of years left on his contract. So he would hold a bit more value than Foegele. Kulak would be moved if the Oilers were to bring in another defenseman who would be an upgrade on Kulak, who should be on the list.