Trade Value Of Your Edmonton Oilers

2006_vancouver_canucks_4405_mediumThe trade deadline is now upon us.  Many Edmonton OIlers appeared in print rumors during the run-up to the Olympic deadline and now a battered fanbase hopes that a catatonic General Manager will snap out of whatever condition he is currently in and work a miracle.  All he needs to do is move some contracts, move some aging veterans, free up some cap space and restore the Oilers' image.  Actually, a miracle's not necessary, the fanbase would settle for somehow ridding this team of one or two burdensome contracts and maybe finding a real NHL forward or two.  I guess that would be a miracle.

After the jump, I take a look at the contract status of each of the current Oilers, their expiration, whether they're on the block and attempt to estimate their trade value at the deadline.

 




Contract Status
Contract Status
On the

#
Player
Cap Hit
Expiration
block?
Estimated Trade Value
10
Shawn Horcoff
$5,500,000 2014-2015 RFA Yes Extremely low.  Possibly a mid-round pick
12
Robert Nilsson
$2,000,000 2010-2011 RFA Yes None.  A comparable player or longshot prospect
13
Andrew Cogliano
$1,133,333 20009-2010 RFA Yes High.  A high round pick or maybe a legitmate NHL player like a middle six center or a bottom four defender.
16
Ryan Potulny
$595,000 2009-2010 RFA No None.  A waiver wire player
18
Ethan Moreau
$2,000,000 2010-2011 RFA Yes Low.  A low-round pick, an unproven bottom six player or a bottom-six prospect
19
Patrick O'Sullivan
$2,925,000 2010-2011 RFA Yes A second or third round pick.
22
Jean-Francois Jacques
$525,000 2009-2010 RFA Yes None.  A comparable player or longshot prospect
27
Dustin Penner
$4,250,000 2011-2012 RFA No An impact young blueliner, a first round pick or a can't miss prospect.
32
Ryan Stone
$600,000 2009-2010 RFA No None.  A comparable player or longshot prospect
34
Fernando Pisani
$2,500,000 2009-2010 UFA Yes Low.  A low-round pick, an unproven bottom six player or a bottom-six prospect
46
Zack Stortini
$700,000 2010-2011 RFA No None.  A comparable player or longshot prospect
67
Gilbert Brule
$800,000 2009-2010 RFA No A comparable player or middle round pick.
78
Marc Pouliot
$825,000 2009-2010 RFA No None.  A waiver wire player
83
Ales Hemsky
$4,100,000 2011-2012 UFA No Extremely high.  Start with a lottery pick and add a younger roster defenseman and a high-end prospect
89 Sam Gagner
$1,650,000 2009-2010 RFA No A lottery pick+
91
Mike Comrie
$1,250,000 2009-2010 UFA Yes A middle-round pick
 



5
Ladislav Smid
$1,300,000
2010-2011
RFA No Very high.  1st Round pick, impact roster forward, high-end prospect
24
Steve Staios
$2,700,000 2010-2011
UFA Yes Low.  A low-round pick, an unproven bottom six player or a bottom-six prospect
37
Denis Grebeshkov
$3,150,000 2009-2010 RFA Yes High.  High round pick, impact roster forward, high-end prospect
41
Taylor Chorney
$941,666 2010-2011 RFA No Low
43
Jason Strudwick
$700,000 2009-2010 UFA Yes None. 
44
Sheldon Souray
$5,400,000 2011-2012 UFA Yes A young, unproven defenseman, a possible top six winger, a high-end prospect
71
Lubomir Visnovsky
$5,600,000
2012-2013
UFA Yes High.  1st Round pick, impact roster forward, high-end prospect
77
Tom Gilbert
$4,000,000 2013-2014
UFA Yes Very High.  An impact top six winger, a first round pick or a can't miss prospect.




35
Nikolai Khabibulin
$3,750,000!
2012-2013!
UFA Yes Negative.  The team would have to include high profile assets in order to move him.
38
Jeff Deslauriers
$625,000
2009-2010 RFA No None.  A late round pick.
40
Devan Dubnyk
$700,000 2009-2010 RFA No Low.  A middling prospect or a middling pick.

 

The Oilers are in a terrible bargaining position.  They've got some toxic assets and moving any of the valuable pieces on the roster would leave a gaping hole in the roster.  Expect Pisani and Comrie to be dealt, and that's about it.  Given the circumstances, Oiler fans should be jubilant if Tambellini is able to move one of Moreau, O'Sullivan, Staios or Nilsson, but don't count on it. 

Just another long year as an Oilers fan, that's all.

 

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