Do You Want Anyone From the Oilers?

January 20, 2010, by

The Oilers have lost eight in a row and, well, stink. Actually, they are awful. It is almost a sure bet that GM Kevin Lowe will be selling off pretty much everyone on the roster not named Hemsky or Penner, or anyone signed beyond 2011-2012. That leaves the following players likely on the market:

  • Fernando Pisani
  • Ethan Moreau
  • Sheldon Souray
  • Steve Staios
  • Jason Strudwick
  • Mike Comrie

I am assuming that the younger players (Cogliano, O’Sullivan, Gilbert, Smid, Gagner, Nilsson, Grebeshkov, etc) will not be on the market. These guys are young and there’s no reason why Lowe would give up on them right now. It is also a fair assumption that guys like Khabibulin, Visnovsky and Horcoff are going to be untradeable.

Do you want any of these guys at the deadline? Personally, the only one that would MAYBE interest me is Staios as a seventh defenseman, maybe Strudwick, to provide some depth. That’s it. Mike Comrie may help the anemic offense, but the Rangers already have an underachieving second-third line winger who doesn’t score anymore (Higgins).

Personally, I don’t think the Rangers and Oilers make good trading partners, as the Oilers don’t really have what the Rangers need (a hitting defenseman, secondary scoring).

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  1. John says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Souray; maybe they’d be willing to give up one aged, under-achieving defenseman for another (i.e. Redden.) I think he’d provide approximately the same skill with a better upside than Redden, and I’d have to believe whatever Renney saw in him the first time would draw them to him again. I’d even be willing to package a fifth-rounder with it, just to lose the cap hit.

  2. Dave says:

    I highly doubt that Lowe would go for a Redden/Souray swap.

  3. Jeremy says:

    I loved Strudwick as a Ranger. Wouldn’t mind bringing him back. Always have been a fan of Comrie, even if his inconsistency is maddening. What about a Higgins for Comrie swap? Change of scenery may help?

  4. Jeremy says:

    More importantly, is Comrie still dating Hillary Duff?

  5. becky says:

    haha let’s get Comrie so he can be closer to Hilary Duff…. wait…

  6. Bettman's Nightmare says:

    The only person on the Oilers worth trading for is Kevin Lowe himself…

  7. George says:

    Cogliano is on the block. They may be more reluctant to trade him than others but he’s available.

    Just say no to Strudwick. If you read Copper N Blue, after every game Strudwick is one of their reverse 3 stars. He’s been terrible.

    • Dave says:

      I don’t think Cogliano gets moved. I just think Lowe isn’t calling him untouchable.