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Two star Bruins players linked to joining the Oilers this offseason


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Sam Jones
May 20, 2024  (9:55)
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The Edmonton Oilers are positioning themselves as major players in the offseason trading and signing market.

According to a recent report from the Fourth Period, the Oilers are showing keen interest in Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk and Linus Ullmark. This development could significantly reshape their roster for the upcoming season.
Jake DeBrusk, who is slated to become a free agent, has not been making progress in his contract negotiations with the Bruins. DeBrusk, with familial ties to Edmonton through his father, Louie DeBrusk, is seen as a potential game-changer for the Oilers. His ability to play alongside Leon Draisaitl could fill a crucial gap on the wing. Apart from the Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs are also reported to have shown interest in DeBrusk.
«If DeBrusk hits the open market as a free agent in July, several teams in need of a physical top-six forward will be calling, with suitors like the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs potentially in the mix.»
-The Fourth Period

In terms of goaltending, the Oilers are also setting their sights on Linus Ullmark. The 30-year-old goaltender, who won the Vezina Trophy, has been outstanding in his role. However, with the Bruins leaning towards Jeremy Swayman as their starting goalie, Ullmark has become a viable trade candidate. Acquiring Ullmark could solidify the Oilers' goaltending situation, transforming their crease into a formidable stronghold.
«In addition to the Kings, the Oilers, Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks are all expected to pursue a No.1 netminder»
-The Fourth Period

A significant obstacle in any potential deal involving Ullmark is his 16-team no-trade clause. However, the possibility of joining a contender like the Oilers and playing before a passionate fan base might appeal to Ullmark, aligning with his aspirations. Edmonton's management is under pressure to capitalize on this opportunity, as the fan excitement is palpable and expectations are high for these potential high-profile acquisitions.
The Oilers' offseason moves could be a pivotal moment for the franchise, potentially setting the stage for a powerful lineup in the next season. As the trade and free agency periods approach, all eyes will be on Edmonton to see how they navigate these promising opportunities.
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MAY 20   |   87 ANSWERS
Two star Bruins players linked to joining the Oilers this offseason

Is it possible for the Oilers to acquire Linus Ullmark or sign Jake DeBrusk this offseason?

Get DeBrusk1618.4 %
Get Ullmark1416.1 %
Get both5259.8 %
Neither55.7 %
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