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Eberle deal coming soon?

The rumours have been swirling for a while about Jordan Eberle being traded.

Now, TSN’s Bob McKenzie is reporting that a deal may be done prior to the upcoming trade freeze which lands at 1 p.m. MT on Saturday afternoon. His hit came from TSN 1050. 

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The five tweets from Chris Nichols highlights McKenzie’s words from a hit on TSN 1040 this afternoon.

McKenzie saying that “they’ve got plenty offers on the table right now” is no surprise to me. There is a lot of value in a player who can consistently put up 50+ points and 20-25+ goals every year.

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Jordan Eberle, now in his eighth-season with the Oilers has been a face of scrutiny for some time. The winger has arguably been the team’s most consistent offensive threat since he arrived.

Many consider his last season to have been a down year which is true in some ways. Eberle was spotty this year having two-six game pointless stretches as well as one-seven game pointless stretch. 

Despite this, he still put up a cool 20 goals and 31 assists in 82 games while playing 16:46 per night – the lowest TOI average of his career.

51 points was still good enough for third on the Oilers roster behind Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.

Whether Jordan Eberle is a Edmonton Oiler or not next season, he will be a useful player in 2017-18. With the expansion draft coupled with teams facing cap issues, this is turning out to be one of the most interesting offseason in NHL history.

Options are there for the Oilers and some teams will have their hands tied due to the expansion draft. These next few days will sure prove to be interesting whether the Oilers make deals or not.

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    • Freddie the fog

      Agreed otherwise we would have to change the formula on our protected list exposing more Fwds than we want to. A trade for a dman means in all likelihood the player would need to be protected( unless of course hes still on an Elc or a drafted prospect).So if a dman is the best return on the table for Chia to pull the trigger on a deal, thats best served after the expansion draft. Im going along with Dustin Neilson from Tsn 1260 suggestion that the move that will likely yield the best return on Eberle is a deal with LV. They will be in desperate need of scoring and i think they would b all ears after their selections on trade possibilities to aquire Ebs. Perhaps the Oilers are able to get a #4 dman , and a serviceable 3rd line player in return. 2 types of players Vegas will be flush with.

  • OilersDynasty

    Honestly, the more rumors there are about Ebs being traded, the less I want it to happen unless a similar player is either coming back or signed July 1.

  • Devolution

    The thing it always comes back to is once you trade Jordan Eberle he is no longer on your team. I am not the biggest fan, but any of the other 30 fan bases would be thrilled to get him, as would we be thrilled to get someone who was not him, but had his stats.

    • oilerjed

      That’s the thing with Eberle, he has the stats but needs another dimension if he is going to play in this lineup. So far he hasn’t shown that there is anything else, and his stats aren’t so spectacular that the deficiencies can be overlooked.

  • The Whispererer

    Montreal just traded their top LH defense prospect plus 2018 2nd rounder for Druin. Wonder if they would be interested in Pouliot plus 1 of Jones/Paign plus 2018 2nd for Galchenyuk. After the expansion draft if Vegas doesn’t take Pouliot.

    • Freddie the fog

      Chia is a very measured guy. Theirs no need to expedite trading Eberle just because the majority wants him gone. Im pretty certain Peter himself doesnt c Eberle here for much longer. But im prepared to wait as long as it takes to get good value back ..which is certain to be a process that doesnt happen overnight. Leave no stone unturned.

  • Natejax97

    Sad day. Sad day indeed. Still remember ebs first goal. To hear all of this makes me think why would he even want to stay. Understand he had a rough year but still sad to see him go if he does.

  • It’s great that all the basement dwellers on here know more about NHL talent the the all NHL gm’s, their assistants, the scouts, the coaches, and the players in the league! Somehow, every one of you can simultaneously deride Eberle’s ability, question his commitment, and complain about his contract, yet you’d be able to offload him to another team for a better player! Yet…none of you actually work in the NHL. I can only imagine you’ve turned down multiple offers of a million $$ contracts to run NHL teams, because you’re making vastly more money doing a job that provides you with more fulfillment.