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Edmonton's primary trade target turned down a deal to Oilers


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Sam Jones
May 23, 2024  (6:24)
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The Edmonton Oilers were on the brink of a major trade acquisition, eyeing Chris Tanev to bolster their defensive lineup.

The trade, however, did not materialize as planned. Despite a compelling offer to the Calgary Flames, it was Tanev who decided his fate, opting to join the Dallas Stars instead.
"At the 2024 trade deadline, Tanev reportedly chose to go to the Dallas Stars over the Edmonton Oilers, both teams being in hot pursuit of the talented shut-down right shot d-man."
-Edmonton Journal
The Dallas Stars managed to secure Tanev in a strategic three-team trade that also involved the New Jersey Devils. In exchange, Dallas parted with a prospect and draft picks from the second, third, and fourth rounds. On the other hand, it was revealed that the Oilers' proposal included at least a first-round draft pick, signaling their high valuation of Tanev. Yet, it appears that Tanev's own preferences played a pivotal role, possibly influenced by the lingering intensity of the Battle of Alberta rivalry.
The decision could also stem from Tanev's assessment of each team's potential to claim the coveted Stanley Cup. With the playoffs now advancing to the third round, where the Oilers and Stars face off, Tanev's choice is under the microscope. The confrontation on the ice will be the ultimate test of his judgment.
Although the Oilers missed out on Tanev, they made other additions at the deadline, bringing in players like Henrique and Carrick. Despite these being considered less significant moves, the Oilers still possess a formidable combination of star power and competent defense. This setup is expected to challenge the Stars effectively.
The upcoming game tomorrow at 6:30 MT in Edmonton is not just another playoff match but a proving ground for both teams' trade deadline decisions and Tanev's personal bet on the Stars. As the Oilers aim to secure an advantage before heading to Dallas, the stakes are as high as ever, potentially setting the stage for their advancement to the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Edmonton's primary trade target turned down a deal to Oilers

Do you believe that trading for Chris Tanev at the deadline was necessary for the Edmonton Oilers?

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