This in from Jimmy Hayes of the Missin Curfew podcast, news that the Edmonton Oilers might be interested in acquiring Jamie Oleksiak of the Dallas Stars: Hearing Jamie Oleksiak to the Edmonton Oilers.”
Added ESPN’s Emily Kaplan: “Defensemen to keep an eye on today: Dmitry Kulikov (NJD), Michael Del Zotto (CBJ) and Jamie Oleksiak (DAL). As of yesterday, I heard Dallas was still undecided on whether to move Oleksiak or not, so that’s a situation to watch.”
And the Athletic’s Jonathan Willis: :At this point, I’d say a good deadline for the Oilers would involve grabbing the right CR at a low price (Ryan, maybe Sutter, not Glendening). The LW market took a big hit yesterday and an LD significantly better than what they have will only come at a dear cost.”
And TSN’s Ryan Rishaug: “I think it’ll be a quieter deadline for the Oilers. That’s what I keep hearing out of there. It’s going to be fairly quiet.”
The core pieces are all there but Edmonton is trying to supplement them with a left-winger, a left-shot d-man and a right-handed centre, Rishaug said.