REPORT: Edmonton Oilers working on BLOCKBUSTER TRADE for former top 10 pick
BY RYAN JANUARY 17, 2023 (3:17 PM)
Currently the Oilers hold a 24-18-3 record, which has them tied with the Calgary Flames for the two Wild Card positions in the West.
They are on a 3 game winning streak, but with the offensive weapons this team possesses, they should be fighting for the Presidents Trophy, not just a playoff spot.
Reports have come out today that the Oilers will be getting Evander Kane back in the lineup tonight after being out since November when Patrick Maroon stepped on his wrist, but it might take more than just Kane to turn this team into a true Stanley Cup threat.
According to Insider Bob Stauffer the Edmonton Oilers have been connected to a certain former top 10 defenceman in the Eastern Conference.
There has been a lot of speculation that Ivan Provorov of the Philadelphia Flyers has been unhappy and wants out, and he could be exactly what the Edmonton Oilers are looking for.
Provorov is a top tier defenceman, something that the Edmonton Oilers don't have. He brings offensive upset and plays a two-way game, which could really help the Edmonton Oilers. Provorov is signed for two more years after this season at a cap hit of $6,750,000, so it will take some maneuvering for the Oilers to open up this amount of cap space, but if they see themselves as a legitimate Stanley Cup contender, it would definitely be worth it.