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Insider Predicts Imminent Trade of Oilers Player

Published January 27, 2024 at 9:22
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Major Update from NHL Insider Frank Seravalli

In a significant development concerning the Edmonton Oilers' approach to the upcoming trade deadline, NHL insider Frank Seravalli provided a crucial update.

He indicated that Brett Kulak is likely to be traded in the weeks leading up to the deadline. This insight places Kulak at the 11th spot on Seravalli's list of players most likely to be moved during this period.

Oilers' Possible Trade Objectives




The Oilers' intentions, as outlined by Seravalli and other insiders, suggest two primary goals: enhancing their defensive lineup or releasing Kulak to increase salary cap space for acquiring a forward.

The Oilers like Kulak. The Stony Plain, Alta., native likes playing in Edmonton. Full stop. It's just that if the Oilers are going to manufacture salary cap space to make a big trade deadline acquisition, Kulak might have to be the casualty.

This strategic move is highlighted in a tweet from Oilers Access and further discussed on the Oilers Daily website.


Kulak's Position in the Team



Despite Kulak's positive rapport with the team and his personal preference for playing in Edmonton, he might be the one to make way for new acquisitions. The Oilers value Kulak's contributions, yet they recognize the necessity of maneuvering within their salary cap to make impactful trades.

The sentiment is encapsulated in a quote: "The Oilers like Kulak. The Stony Plain, Alta., native likes playing in Edmonton. Full stop. It's just that if the Oilers are going to manufacture salary cap space to make a big trade deadline acquisition, Kulak might have to be the casualty."

Other Players Considered for Trades



Initially, there was speculation that the Oilers might consider trading players like Warren Foegele, Ryan McLeod, or Cody Ceci. However, the recent performances of Foegele and McLeod, along with Ceci's unique position as a right-shot defenceman, have made Kulak the most probable candidate for a trade.

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Potential Trade Targets



In their quest to bolster the team, the Oilers have been linked with several players. For defensive upgrades, names like Sean Walker from the Flyers, Jakob Chychrun from the Senators, and Chris Tanev from the Flames have been mentioned.

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On the offensive front, the Oilers are reportedly eyeing Jake Guentzel from the Penguins. Acquiring a player of Guentzel's caliber would be a significant move by GM Ken Holland, provided the financial aspects align with the team's budget.

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