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Oilers Look To Dump Huge Contract To Make A Big Roster Move

Published November 23, 2023 at 2:44 PM
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There's a major rumor circulating about a potential trade between the Edmonton Oilers and the Arizona Coyotes, focusing on Oilers' goaltender Jack Campbell. The Oilers are considering a trade that would send Campbell, a 2024 1st-round pick, Philip Broberg, and Xavier Bourgault to the Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Matt Dumba. This move could significantly impact both teams.


Arizona Coyotes Trade Rumors Involving Jack Campbell via
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Campbell, Broberg, Bourgault, & Picks for Dumba



For the Oilers, who are in a 'win now' mode, this trade could be beneficial in multiple ways. Offloading Campbell's $5 million annual contract, which lasts for four more years, would free up their salary cap, offering more flexibility. Additionally, getting Matt Dumba, a right-handed defenseman, would strengthen their defense, complementing their strong offense. However, the trade comes with substantial costs. The Oilers would lose a valuable first-round pick and two promising talents, Broberg and Bourgault, who have the potential to be impactful in the future.

Arizona Rebuilding While Edmonton Needs Immediate Help



From the perspective of the Arizona Coyotes, this trade would be a strategic move towards rebuilding. Acquiring a first-round pick and two prospects indicates a focus on future growth. While losing Dumba is a significant move, it aligns with their long-term vision of building a competitive team for the future.


Jack Campbell might not have lived up to expectations, but if it wasn't for him, the Oilers likely wouldn't have come back and beat the Kings in Game 4 last spring and went on to win the series. He came up big when the team needed him most, and I thank him for that.

This rumored trade highlights the intricate strategies NHL teams employ, balancing immediate success with long-term potential. For the Oilers, the aim is to enhance their roster for a strong playoff performance, while for the Coyotes, the focus is on assembling a team that can sustain competitiveness in the years to come.


Edmonton Oilers fans trying to trade Jack Campbell & that brutal contract 😅

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