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Oilers Rumored to Be Eyeing Trade for Western Team's Captain


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Elliot Ben Jacob
March 7, 2024  (9:02)
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The Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland.
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NHL Trade Deadline Buzz: Oilers have their Eyes on Blues' Star

As the NHL trade deadline approaches, an unexpected name has been brought up as a potential key acquisition for teams looking to strengthen their lineup: Brayden Schenn, the captain of the St. Louis Blues.
Known for making strategic moves, such as the acquisition of Mattias Ekholm by Edmonton in the previous season, the Oilers are once again in the spotlight for their ambitious trade targets.

The St. Louis Blues' Strategic Approach

The St. Louis Blues are reportedly pivoting towards a younger roster, indicating an intent to part ways with seasoned players. This strategy puts Brayden Schenn in the spotlight, hinting at his possible inclusion on the trade list.
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Big names in the sports community, including Paul Bissonette and Elliotte Friedman, have acknowledged Edmonton's interest in Schenn, further fuelling the rumours.

The Problems that Come with Acquiring Schenn

Bringing Schenn to the Oilers would be no small feat, primarily due to his huge contract—a five-year commitment with an annual salary of $6.5 million.
Despite the financial and contractual challenges, the addition of Schenn could enhance Edmonton's lineup, providing much needed leadership and versatility on the ice. Elliotte Friedman, however, has expressed skepticism about the trade, mainly due to finances.

The Potential Impact on Edmonton Oilers

If the Oilers manage to figure out how to make Schenn's contract work, his addition could significantly improve the team. Schenn's robust playing style, defensive prowess, and offensive power could be the missing pieces for the Oilers as they prepare for the playoffs.
The rumours include possible scenarios to make Schenn's contract work, such as trading Jack Campbell or the Oilers offering additional assets to ease salary retention by the Blues.
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In conclusion, while the idea of Brayden Schenn joining the Edmonton Oilers is lined with challenges and risks, the potential rewards could be game-changing. As the trade deadline draws closer, all eyes will be on the Oilers to see if they can secure another trade to further boost their chances to make the playoffs.
As Read on OilersDaily - Edmonton Oilers linked to Western Conference team Captain in trade
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