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Two regular players may be traded out of town because to Oilers free agent addit


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Sam Jones
July 7, 2024  (9:04)
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Two regular players may be traded out of town because to Oilers free agent additions
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In a pivotal shift towards strengthening their lineup, the Edmonton Oilers took a proactive stance in the NHL's free agency today.

The team, fresh from a Stanley Cup Final appearance, signed a whopping 12 players, indicating a significant overhaul aimed at fortifying their already robust roster.
These strategic acquisitions are set to reconfigure team dynamics, as they hint at potential exits for some existing players. Notably, the Oilers might be looking to trade at least two of Evander Kane, Cody Ceci, and Brett Kulak due to the increased depth in their positions. With only $1.35 million left in salary cap space and the need to secure contracts for RFAs Dylan Holloway and Philip Broberg, the financial balancing act is tight. Offloading Kane's $5.125 million and Ceci's $3.25 million could provide the necessary fiscal room for these maneuvers
Ceci, in particular, has faced criticism for his performance, which hasn't quite matched up to the expectations of a cup-caliber team. Moreover, tension seems to be brewing between Kane and the Oilers' management, primarily due to the handling of his playoff injury. With a no-move clause in his contract, Kane's dissatisfaction could potentially lead him to request a trade, especially given the reduced ice time following the new signings
The acquisition of forwards Jeff Skinner and Victor Arvidsson is a testament to the Oilers' ambition, transforming their already top-tier offense into an even more formidable force. However, the defensive line does leave some room for enhancement. Clearing the salaries of Kane and Ceci could open up opportunities to invest in a significant defensive player, potentially elevating the Oilers to the top of the contention list for the upcoming season
Steered by the new President Jeff Jackson, without a General Manager, the Oilers have navigated what might be their most impressive free agency period in recent years. This proactive approach not only addresses immediate team needs but also reiterates their commitment to going all the way in the next NHL season. Oilers fans have ample reasons to hold high expectations for the forthcoming year, thanks to these strategic and optimistic changes in their team's composition.
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Two regular players may be traded out of town because to Oilers free agent addit

Do you believe Evander Kane and Cody Ceci should be traded by the Oilers?

Trade Kane2210.4 %
Trade Ceci9746 %
Trade both6128.9 %
Trade neither3114.7 %
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