The time that Shattenkirk was almost an Oiler

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According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Jeremy Rutherford, the Oilers and Blues had a trade in place to trade Taylor Hall for Kevin Shattenkirk last June. 

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Despite the deal being in place, Shattenkirk vetoed the move. 

He also turned down a potential deal to Edmonton last June that would have yielded forward Taylor Hall, according to league sources. Hall was eventually dealt to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson.

From Rutherford

Shattenkirk does not have a no-trade clause in his four-year, $17 million contract ($4.25 million AAV) that is set to expire on June 30. But essentially he does have one because for the Blues to find a trade partner willing to give them the return they’re seeking, he would have to agree to the long-term extension with the other club before a deal could be consummated.

Under those circumstances, the Blues would perhaps be able to land an established NHL player. In addition to Hall, when he was with the Oilers, they’ve been linked to Lightning players such as Jonathan Drouin and Tyler Johnson. But as a rental, Shattenkirk’s worth on the trade market has been speculated as a first-round pick, a top prospect and perhaps lesser-tier NHL player.

Shattenkirk has been linked to the Oilers for some time. Shattenkirk is clearly a player that the Oilers could use. 

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He is a right-shot, 20 minute powerplay quarterback with an ability to produce offensively – how could the Oilers not have interest in a player of his calibre?

The news that Shattenkirk was uninterested in signing a potential extension with Edmonton is one that doesn’t come as a surprise. Many feel that he will end up with an Eastern Conference team. 

Rutherford’s article also notes that Lighting and Blues had a deal in place approximately six weeks ago to send the defenceman to Tampa Bay. TSN’s Bob McKenzie noted that there was a deal in place to give him a seven-year, $42 million deal with an AAV of $6 million.

In January, TSN’s insiders noted that Shattenkirk could be a player that could be available come the NHL’s Trade Deadline next Wednesday and that Edmonton is a team that could be a fit. TSN’s Frank Seravalli felt that he could be in for a deal that sits in the range of $50 million over seven years. 

Rutherford speculates that Shattenkirk will likely be a rental player and that his worth has been speculated “as a first-round pick, a top prospect and perhaps a lesser-tier NHL player.”


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  • McDavid's Comet

    Shattenkirk won’t be going anywhere unless it’s to the Rangers OR St.Louis drastically drops the price for him, strictly as a rental.

    The question is: does St.Louis value him enough for their playoff run or do they want to get something for him while they can?

    • Heavy Stick

      Shatty is going nowhere as a rental. The deal will be consumated before he agrees. 25 teams could use his right shot PP specialist who can play defense. He’s also going to get 7mil which is fine if you can trade RNH Z or Ebs. Not likely!

      • eeagain

        Time is getting short and there is no guarantee that KShat will agree to any extension prior to Wednesday. If not, the Blues might need to take what they can get for a rental. Last year they lost Backes and Brouwer for nothing, they may not be able to do the same with KShat.

      • McDavid's Comet

        I’m not sure if we agree or disagree. Let me reiterate……

        If St.Louis wants to recover asset(s) before Shattinkirk leaves, then they will have to settle for less than what they are asking for as a rental(no extension).

        If Shattinkirk is traded with an extension in place(not a rental), it will only be with the Rangers.

  • eeagain

    So maybe PC dodged a bullet when Kshat turned down the contract. Larssen seems to be the anti KSHAT, great inside his own zone but limited offensive pop. KSHAT high end offence but mediocre in his own zone. Larssen cap hit probably $3M below what KSHAT might have wanted.

    There have been rumors around that KSHAT wants to return to his roots in New York and also turning down Tamp Bay leads credence to this. When he limits his choices he will probably need to accept less $ than he might get. Also New York state has one of the higher tax rates for high incomes vs say Florida that has one of the lowest (in North America). Tells me life style choices may be more important to KSHAT than to some others. Nothing wrong with that.

  • oilerjed

    I would love to see the owners give up Escrow in order to get rid of these team killing no movement clauses.

    GMs are handcuffed each and every year when there is no possibility of signing any UFA if there isn’t a NMC involved.

    I understand the need for stability but I’m pretty sure that their families having xxx millions in the bank provides a pretty high level of stability also. If that means you MAY get moved every 3-5 years so be it. I mean I watched families moved around every 2 years in the military and their kids and families are doing great.

    And know this isn’t a player hater sort of thing I just feel that the pendulum has swung to far to the players side of things.

  • The Rookie

    Look, everyone getting into a fight because of someone’s lack of care when typing is ridiculous. That being said, not to stick up for the guy, but it has been reported several times over the past few days that Talbot did in fact tell the Oilers not to trade for him. Where did this story come out? No idea. Did Talbot sign an extension? Of course. He is, after all, allowed to change his mind. That’s all this guy is saying that I can tell. Nobody is disputing the fact that cam chose to stay in Edmonton, just that initially he hadn’t wanted to.

    • Not a First Tier Fan

      Maybe that was his message… But starting out by saying ‘all you low information Oilers fans’ probably wasn’t a good way to kick the conversation off…

      Dude was here to troll. That was all.

  • Hockey123

    TSN’s Frank Seravalli reported that Talbot “told the Oilers point-blank ’don’t trade for me because I’m not going to re-sign here.’” Just six months later, Talbot signed a three-year extension to stay with the rising

    Maybe some of you should google Frank S so you know ho he is.

    • Max Powers - Team HME Evans

      No one is this abrasive without trying. Dr Phil would ask “why are you so mad?”

      Also I thought you gave us your last gift already? Come on man.

  • Derian Hatcher

    I watched Shattenkirk intently in last years playoffs. He played soft and IMO he is significantly overrated.

    Often the “hockey people” & media jump on a bandwagon and build someone out to be bigger than they are (see Clarkson, David & Eakins, Dallas). Time will certainly tell, but I am glad Shattenkirk does not want to be an Oiler. Be interesting to see if he is worth the money he eventually signs for.

  • D'oh-ilers

    Honestly, I can’t say I’m surprised he declined a sign & trade with Edmonton last June. St. Louis went to the conference finals, while the Oil were the 2nd worst team in the league and hadn’t made the playoffs in 10 years and it didn’t look certain the rebuild would ever end.

    It might be easier to sell him on Edmonton today than it was then, but if his preference is to play closer to home, you can’t really fault the guy for not wanting to waste another team’s time, money and resources, especially one so far away from his preferred destination.

    • HardBoiledOil 1.0

      but he also turned down a several year, $42 million dollar deal with T-Bay so it tells me that a northeast team that’s closer to home like the Bruins or Rangers is likely where he wants to be next year.

  • Explicit

    Has anyone seen Shattenkirk play a lot? I haven’t seen a lot of him but I remember thinking he wasn’t very good last year in the playoffs. He reminded me of Schultz. I hope they stay away but maybe he’s better than I think

  • IRONman

    Shattenkirk has 4 seasons with over 40 pts.

    He shoots right.

    We need him. Pay his 8 million asking price or we will not go deep in playoffs

    He is 28. Ideal