Trade rumours emerge surrounding Edmonton's Evander Kane

Published August 9, 2023 at 6:38 PM

The Edmonton Oilers were once again fantastic in the regular season of the 2022-23 NHL season, but unfortunately, without a fully healthy Evander Kane, who scored 13 goals in their previous playoff run, the team fell apart before the Western Conference Finals.

A power forward


The main reason for this is the gruesome injury that Kane suffered last year when his wrist was cut by a skate, and after his return, he was just not able to produce at that level.

Due to these injuries, Kane was limited to just 28 points in 43 games a season ago, and now, with a new CEO of Hockey Operations, trade rumours have emerged with the veteran forward.

Another trade involving Kane?

Now, The Athletic's Oilers writer Allan Mitchell has taken a look at the situation, suggesting that there's a chance he could be on the move, as the Oilers need someone healthy all season long to drive play alongside their superstar duo.

Kane is a good bet to outperform his production from a year ago (16 goals and 28 points in 41 games), but his injuries were serious and he's the only true power forward on the roster. If his mediocre numbers posted after his return from injury continue, Edmonton will have a dilemma.

Sure, the Oilers have Zach Hyman and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but they need more, and they need it all season long, so if he starts slow, it appears that Mitchell believes a trade becomes a real possibility.

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Trade rumours emerge surrounding Edmonton's Evander Kane

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