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Oilers interested in multiple players from one team for potential blockbuster trade

Published February 29, 2024 at 9:37

This year it seems like there are a lot of teams that are transitioning from successful, to possibly sellers. You have teams like the Penguins, Predators, Wild and Flames who are looking to get rid of pieces to start a rebuild. These teams are very interesting to follow because they often try to offload many pieces at the same time and can create some big multi-piece trades.

For the Oilers, the most interesting of these transitional teams at the deadline may be the Washington Capitals. When looking at the deadline, there are many depth pieces that the Oilers could look at acquiring. Oilersnation speculates about who could be involved in a trade between the two teams, and what that could look like for Edmonton.

First is Nic Dowd, who is a very strong bottom 6 center. The Capitals were looking for a first round pick for him a couple weeks ago, but there's hasn't been much talk since then so it's easy to assume talks have soured due to the price. He would be a great pickup for the Oilers so they could slot him in the bottom 6 and possibly on the PK, but the price has been a huge issue with getting something finalized.

Next is Anthony Mantha, who was drafted as a sniper but has had challenges before this year in finding his scoring touch. He was also drafted by Ken Holland during his tenure as GM in Detroit, so Holland is familiar with and impressed by his game. He has been scoring very productively this year however and could be a great, cheap option for the Oilers to look at.

Then there's Joel Edmunson, who is a shutdown defender who can play either side. Edmunson would add great injury assurance for the Oilers, and could easily be thrown on the bottom pairing to be a responsible defender.

Finally is Charlie Lindgren, who has been having a phenomenal season. This one seems a bit less probable for the Capitals to move, as Kuemper is really struggling to regain his game. He is only on a 1.1M contract, and would be a very money safe backup option for Skinner. This would be a fantastic move for the Oilers, depending on how sure the Capitals are of heading to a rebuild.

The Capitals would be perfect for the Oilers to take multiple pieces from, and if they can't find a top 6 forwards to acquire at the deadline, they may be able to move their first for some very solid depth options.
February 29   |   278 answers
Oilers interested in multiple players from one team for potential blockbuster trade

Would you want the Oilers to trade for some players from the Capitals?

Yes, more depth is needed11039.6 %
Yes, but only if they can't do something bigger8731.3 %
No, none of the pieces are worth it8129.1 %
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