One of the biggest moves that didn’t happen last offseason was when the Edmonton Oilers tried to trade for Darcy Kuemper.
The Oilers reportedly offered up a package worth considering but were ultimately outbid by the Colorado Avalanche. They send defenceman Conor Timmins, a 1st round pick, as well as a conditional pick.
It’s pretty safe to assume the Oilers would’ve been willing to move their 1st round pick this year in the deal, and if they hadn’t I doubt they would’ve gotten so far into discussions with the ‘Yotes.
Kuemper has been decent for the Avs this year posting a 13-5 record to go along with a 2.77 GAA and .907 save percentage.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]