The Oilers are poised to complete a blockbuster deal

Published October 3, 2023 at 7:33 PM

According to NHL Insider Allan Mitchell of The Athletic, the Edmonton Oilers are in a position to make a big trade this season as they strive to win the Stanley Cup.

Mitchell mentioned a winger, a defenseman, and a goalie on the list, which is full of the best NHL talent.

The first is Vezina winner Connor Hellebuyck, who could be the elite goaltender the team needs if Jack Campbell fails. Last season, Hellebuyck played 64 games for the Jets, who struggled a lot during the season and maintained a .920 save percentage. As a result, he had a 37-25-2 record.

A veteran NHL defenseman by the name of Brett Pesce would be an excellent addition to the Oilers as they continue to improve their blueline. By adding him to the core, the right side would be strengthened.

During the off-season, Travis Konecny was mentioned in trade rumors, but Danny Briere didn't seem to be interested. Should Connor Brown not perform well as a top-six player on the team, the Oilers might try to negotiate a trade for Konency with their first-round pick.

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The Oilers are poised to complete a blockbuster deal

Who should the Oilers go after?

Travis Konecny138.2 %
Brett Pesce5635.4 %
Connor Hellebuyck8956.3 %
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