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NHL reporter reveals a blockbuster trade is underway in Edmonton

Published October 4, 2023 at 8:33 PM

NHL Insider Allan Mitchell from The Athletic suggests that the Edmonton Oilers have the potential for a significant trade to bolster their Stanley Cup aspirations this season.

In Mitchell's analysis, the Oilers are eyeing key positions, including a winger, a defenseman, and a goalie, targeting top-tier NHL talent.

Among the options is Connor Hellebuyck, the Vezina-winning goaltender. He could provide elite goaltending support if Jack Campbell faces challenges. Hellebuyck's impressive .920 save percentage and a 37-25-2 record from the previous season make him an attractive prospect.

Adding veteran defenseman Brett Pesce could further enhance the Oilers' defensive core, particularly on the right side, strengthening their blue line.

While Travis Konecny's name surfaced in offseason trade rumors, GM Danny Briere didn't show significant interest. However, if Connor Brown doesn't excel as a top-six player, the Oilers may explore a trade for Konecny, possibly leveraging their first-round pick.

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