To improve the blue line, the Edmonton Oilers will have to pull out all the stops to compete for the 2024 NHL Stanley Cup.
With the Chicago Blackhawks near last place at the moment, the team has quite a few viable assets to move on from to make trades that would benefit the young star Connor Bedard, who is looking to turn things around for his respective club in the Blackhawks.
This is where Seth Jones, a prime defender with ample amount of speed and agility to complement his team's game, would be the prime target for the Oilers to bolster their blue-line and give it a fine tune-up from the usual. It would impact the team's needs and give it a refreshing burst of offensive-defensive talent the team desperately needs.
For the Oilers, it would be a successful trade going both ways for the Edmonton Oiler to compete in this upcoming post-season and give them that much-needed edge in the defensive zone to acquire a steady top-four defenseman.
What assets would the Chicago Blackhawks From The Edmonton Oilers?
The Oilers still have a fine goal-tender in Jack Campbell, even though his game has been in decline this season and may perhaps need a fresh start if Chicago would be willing to offload that contract. With a team that needs steady goaltending may also be the answer to Edmonton's woes.
Not only Jack Campbell, Brett Kulak would be another fine addition to the Chicago Blackhawks, because of his excellent skating ability to complement the speed of the Blackhawks team and give it that leadership it needs to play in crucial games. Including, Philip Broberg, this trade would make sense for both teams and provide an ample amount of success for both sides of the ice.
As for the fans, this would be another welcoming addition to the clubs and may perhaps be that x-factor for both teams that would be involved in the trade.