We are seeing lots of Jordan Eberle discussions so far this spring and rumor has it plenty of offers are actually being submitted. Frank Seravalli has Eberle at No. 6 on his trade bait list and Darren Dreger has him being in play and offers coming in.
I’m not certain that means Eberle is leaving, because we don’t know the nature of the offers. We know, based on his own past, that Peter Chiarelli will do his due diligence on each offer and finally settle on what works. A year ago at this time, Seravalli put out a list of assets that included RNH (No. 1), Oilers first-round pick (No. 4), Jordan Eberle (No. 12) and Nail Yakupov (No. 18). No Hall until later in June, that may mean there was no appetite by Edmonton to move Hall until the values placed on Nuge, Eberle and Yakupov made it necessary.
We’ll know soon. I think entering summer the idea of trading Jordan Eberle may be about 50/50, and if PC can’t get real value from 14, he’ll have to look at other assets. Those assets may include RNH, Jesse Puljujarvi, No. 22 overall.
Based on what we’re all reading, Jordan Eberle as an Edmonton Oilers winger this fall may be gaining traction. Have to get value back in this deal and it may not be there, today.