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Blockbuster Trade Set To Take Place With Star Player

Blockbuster Trade Set To Take Place With Star Player

FEB 10, 2024   |   BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
Amidst the buzz surrounding the NHL trade deadline, the Edmonton Oilers emerge as a team with a laser focus on a singular target. NHL insider Elliotte Friedman's recent revelations suggest that Oilers' GM Ken Holland has set his sights on acquiring veteran forward Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Friedman's insights, shared on the 32 Thoughts Podcast, shed light on Holland's determined pursuit of Guentzel.
"I think they're going for a forward,"
Friedman remarked, pinpointing Guentzel as the prime candidate for the Oilers' roster upgrade.

The Oilers' recent setback against the Vegas Golden Knights, halting their remarkable 16-game winning streak and denying them a share of an NHL record, appears to have intensified their quest for Guentzel. Friedman suggests that the Oilers view bolstering their forward depth as crucial for a successful postseason run, particularly against formidable opponents like the Golden Knights.

Fueling speculation further, Friedman hinted at the Oilers' readiness to make significant trade moves, possibly involving their most prized assets.
"I think they've got two pieces they are looking at,"
he disclosed, referring to the Oilers' willingness to part ways with their first-round draft pick and promising prospect Broberg.


As talks swirl around this potential blockbuster deal, all eyes are on the Oilers as they navigate the complexities of trade negotiations, including salary considerations and asset management. Should this deal materialize, it could reshape the landscape of the NHL, underscoring the Oilers' bold ambitions in their pursuit of playoff glory.

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