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Former Oilers Forward Placed on the Trading Block

Published October 30, 2023 at 5:20

As the early returns come in for many NHL teams after 10 games of the season, several have failed to meet the expectations of their fanbase and some NHL pundits.

One such team is the Seattle Kraken. After nine games, the Kraken hold a record of 2-5-2 and have not resembled their former selves from last year when they went on an unexpected playoff run. The team has changed, including the loss of goaltender Martin Jones to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It appears that the team is considering trading several players, including former Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle.

Eberle was one of the first members of the Seattle Kraken, chosen in the expansion draft by the New York Islanders. According to nhl-trade-rumors.com, two teams in the New York City area have expressed interest in Eberle.

The New York Islanders would love to reunite with Eberle, as they are in desperate need of scoring. Since his departure to Seattle, the team has struggled with a scoring deficit that management has yet to address. Adding a player like Eberle back to the roster would undoubtedly boost their power play and overall offence.

On the other side of New York, the Rangers would also be a great landing spot for Eberle. The team is in dire need of depth on the wing. With Blake Wheeler currently underperforming, no signs of improvement, and the losses of Patrick Kane and Tarasenko, the Rangers' scoring depth has taken a hit.

Eberle is in the final year of his five-year, $27.5 million contract signed with the New York Islanders. With a modified no-trade clause and a cap hit of $5.5 million, Seattle could trade him and recoup some draft picks or prospects while retaining a portion of his salary.
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Former Oilers Forward Placed on the Trading Block

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