Trade Options for Oilers

Jason Gregor
January 27 2017 04:00PM

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Last week we began our series on potential trade targets. I looked at Thomas Vanek. Wings GM Ken Holland said on the record earlier this week the Red Wings won't be buyers, but will they be sellers? Time will tell.

The biggest challenge looking at potential trade options is there are only two teams officially out of the playoff race. We know Arizona and Colorado are done. Holland won't be adding, and I'm sure New Jersey, Buffalo and Vancouver are likely in the same boat.

The month of February should make the playoff picture less muddy, but we do know the Oilers are a playoff contender.

What do they need?

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64 in 51

baggedmilk
January 27 2017 02:41PM


After last night's win against the Sharks, the Edmonton Oilers head into the All-Star Break with 64 points in 51 games. I repeat. The Oilers have 64 points in 51 games. I don't know what to do with my hands.

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HOW GOOD IS CALE MAKAR?

Lowetide
January 27 2017 07:00AM


For Edmonton Oilers fans, the 2017 draft is going to be a little different. Edmonton's success in the standings means the team will land in the early to mid-20s, meaning guessing Edmonton's pick in the first round is going to be a moving target. For our first prospect this year, I have chosen Cale Makar of the Brooks Bandits (AJHL). As was the case one year ago with BCHL players Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro of the Penticton Vees, this is a prospect playing in a Tier 2 league with top-end talent.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 27 2017 05:00AM

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Shattenkirk reportedly on board with the 'Shanaplan in Toronto, don't buy Ken Holland's hope in Detroit, a closer look at the Jets GM, the Flames need a shakeup, Oilers have to do better against the best teams, the Battle of Alberta sweep, killing the shootout, Henrik Sedin, NHL power rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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GDB 51.0 Wrap Up: California Sweep

baggedmilk
January 26 2017 11:36PM

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(Tied for) First-Place! *clap clap* (tied for) First-Place! *clap clap* Final Score: 4-1 Oilers

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