Hockey Insider Shares The Oilers Looking To Acquire A Top Defenceman

Published February 8, 2023 at 5:52 PM
BY S. HARPER
     
The Edmonton Oilers continue to impress as they head into the final stretch of the 2023 season. Despite picking another victory Tuesday night vs the Detroit Red Wings, the Oilers General Manager is always looking at ways to improve his team's chances heading into the playoffs.

One spot Oilers fans' and Insiders keep mentioning is a trade for a defenseman. The Oilers GM has been working the phones with numerous rumors of the Oilers trying to acquire Arizona Coyotes defenceman Jakob Chychrun. Unfortunately for fans that trade may never come to futrition due to the Coyotes insane asking price for Chychrun.

However, as we know Oilers Gm Ken Holland is always thinking and appears to have a plan B. According to Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, The Oilers are trying to acquire Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov. The 27 year-old is the 6th most valuable player in the NHL Network's top 10 Trade bait list.

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Gavrikov would be a nice pick-up, the 27 year-old is a very solid and reliable two-way defenceman and is much more affordable than Chychrun, Gavrikov is also a pending UFA at the end of this season.
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