Fans Want Darnell Nurse Gone

Published May 26, 2023 at 10:48 PM
BY JOSHUA
     
Although Darnell Nurse has never been a fan favorite, he has been an essential part of the defense improving his defensive play last year and scoring 16 goals.

Despite some fans disagreeing with Nurse improving as a defensive player, he remains a great puck mover.

«Hey Spec, would a trade around Darnell Nurse for Erik Karlsson make the Oilers defence better? The money is close, Oilers would have to add. If they are going all in, why not grab the best offensive defenseman?» @Hitthenet1

Newsflash: The Oilers did not lose in Round 2 because they averaged 3.67 goals per game (second in the playoffs to Boston). They lost because they couldn't hold a lead, couldn't allow two goals or less, couldn't make three goals stand up on any given night.


If I'm trading Nurse and I am not I'm bringing back a player like Adam Larsson or Brayden McNabb. Maybe a Jonas Brodin, or a Mattias Ekholm clone.

I repeat: I'm not trading Nurse. But if I did, it would not be for an offence-man like Karlsson.

Just as we said at the trade deadline, when folks wanted Karlsson and Jakob Chychrun, this kind of defenceman is the last thing Edmonton needs.


Some Oilers fans believe they should trade Nurse for Erik Karlsson, who is returning to form after being injured for the past few seasons.

It's interesting to see what fans think about securing a cup, but trading a strong defensive player is not the solution.

Personally, I'm glad you're not a GM.

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