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Oilers Interested in Brandon Saad?

Are the Edmonton Oilers interested in Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks? There’s a lot to consider there.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and 630 CHED’s Bob Stauffer discussed the possibility that Los Angeles Kings winger Tyler Toffoli or Chicago Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad would be possible fits with the Edmonton Oilers prior to the this year’s trade deadline. While the Oilers look for ways to improve their roster and climb back up the NHL standings, they’ll explore a few different options.

“If you’re asking me about guys who could be fit for Edmonton, I think (Tyler) Toffoli (of Los Angeles) could be a possibility there. I think a lot of teams are looking at him, not just you. But it would cost you a pick in the top three rounds for sure.”, Friedman noted.

“Second round pick,” Stauffer responded.

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Saad Is An Interesting Option

Considering Saad is currently injured, there’s no way a trade happens right away. He’ll garner some interest around the NHL but it will wait until he’s healed up and ready to contribute.

For the Oilers, that also means waiting until they’ve tried other things first. Those other things include internal fixes like Kailer Yamamoto, who they called up and will see his first NHL action this season on Tuesday versus the New York Rangers. After Yamamoto, there’s Tyler Benson. After Benson, there are others…

But, it could be the fact the Oilers need to look to AHL’ers as the reason the organization is part of current trade conversations. And, that makes sense. If the Oilers are going to jump out of this slump, logic dictates they need NHL players with experience to help.

Also of note is the fact that Saad is not a cheap option. He’s got one more year after this at a cap hit of $6.0 million.

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