Jake Guentzel celebrates after a goal against the New York Islanders
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Insiders Uncovers Cost for Edmonton Oilers to Secure Star Penguins Forward in a Possible Trade

Published January 2, 2024 at 9:10 PM

Edmonton May be Looking Elsewhere to Strengthen the Team and Hope for the Best with their Current Goaltenders

It is obvious that the Edmonton Oilers need a new goalie before the trade deadline in order to significantly bolster the squad. A team with Stanley Cup hopes like Edmonton would appreciate some more consistent success and steadiness in their crease, especially with Pickard providing backup to de facto starter Stuart Skinner and Campbell in the minors.

The Oilers may, nevertheless, consider bolstering a different area of their lineup with a trade. According to Pierre LeBrun and Chris Johnston the team may be in the market for Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel.

With the goaltending market looking very bleak, the Oilers can opt to put all their hope in a killer offense. Adding Guentzel to the mix will give them the firing power to hopefully outscore opponents and make up for their weaker defense and goaltending.

Here is Jake doing some Jake things for Pittsburgh.

Will the Cost for Guentzel be the Dealbreaker for Edmonton to Pull the Trigger

According to the insiders, Guentzel will cost just a first round draft pick and a high-end prospect. The big problem with pursuing Guentzel in a trade would be the contract hit from Jack Campbell. Outside of that, the Oilers would be okay dealing away top prospects like a Philip Broberg or Xavier Bourgalt.

They would also need a lot of faith in their current goaltending duo of Stuart Skinner and Calvin Pickard.

As of now, with the trade deadline fast approaching, GM Ken Holland and the front office will hopefully be looking for all options to make this team playoff ready.

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