Three Assets the Edmonton Oilers Can Trade Away at the Deadline

Edmonton Oilers weigh trade options to bolster playoff roster, eyeing valuable assets for strategic acquisitions
Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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Edmonton Oilers Warren Foegele
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Warren Foegele

Warren Foegele, a versatile forward known for his physical play and defensive prowess, presents the Edmonton Oilers with a valuable trade asset as they navigate the trade deadline. Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes a few seasons ago, Foegele has quickly endeared himself to Oilers fans with his hard-nosed style of play and ability to contribute at both ends of the ice.

With the Oilers hoping to add additional skill in the forward group at the deadline, Foegele's role on the team may be subject to change. While his gritty style of play provides valuable depth for Edmonton, the team may opt to leverage Foegele's value in trade negotiations to address areas of need on their roster.

Foegele's skill set could prove enticing to contending teams in search of depth for a playoff run. His ability to excel in a bottom-six role while also having the ability to play in your top 6. With him being a UFA at the end of the season the team that would acquire him wouldn’t be tied to him for the long term.

While parting ways with a player is never easy, the Edmonton Oilers must weigh the potential return in trade negotiations against the value he brings to their roster. Whether it's acquiring an established player or just a throw-in to make the cap work in a trade, Foegele's versatility makes him an intriguing trade asset for the Oilers as they seek to strengthen their roster for a Stanely Cup push.

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The March 8th trade deadline is getting closer and if the Edmonton Oilers want to improve their team, then they will need to make some sort of trade. I don’t know what they will end up bringing in or shipping out to make their team better, but like every year I am excited to see what happens.