NHL Insider Links Boston Goaltender Jeremy Swayman To Oilers

Published November 10, 2023 at 5:22 PM

What more can be said about the Edmonton Oilers this season? The team is 12 games into the season and it feels like their fate is already determined. How is it possible that a team with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on it has the 2nd best odds to win the draft lottery? The team's goaltenders certainly are not doing them any favors. Now a change in net may be imminent.

NHL Insider Links Oilers To Boston Goalie Swayman

NHL insider Kevin Weeks was asked about the Oiler's goaltending situation this morning on TSN1050's Overdrive. What he has to say was both funny and serious.

"I would pay the moon, the stars, the sun, I'd even bring in one of the three wise men, throw them in the deal to be able to get Jeremy Swayman from Boston."

The analogy may be goofy, but it serves a purpose. That is to point out just how desperate the Oilers should be to do something about their goalie problem. While the rest of the team has not played great, it is the two guys between the pipes that have really let the Oilers down this season. Jeremy Swayman would go a long way to solving that problem.

Edmonton Oilers Exploring All Goaltender Options

It would be irresponsible for Oilers GM Ken Holland to put all his eggs in one basket. Afterall, the Bruins may be unwilling to trade Swayman regardless of the price. Luckily, it has been reported that the team has in fact inquired about other goalies that could potentially be available. Among the names that have been floated by insiders are Jake Allen, Jusse Saros, and Jordan Binnington. Elliotte Friedman has mentioned each of these goalies by name as being potential options.

Regardless of what they do, the team must make some kind of move to address this problem. The team cannot afford subpar goaltending anymore and the last minute to make a season-saving change may have passed already.

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NHL Insider Links Boston Goaltender Jeremy Swayman To Oilers

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