(CHECK BACK OFTEN AS UPDATES WILL BE MADE AS THE DAY GOES ON)
The Trade Deadline is upon us once again.
The late night deal that saw the Boston Bruins win the Taylor Hall sweepstakes has taken a bit of wind out of sails of this year’s deadline, but there is reason to believe a number of deals are yet to be made. The Oilers have been linked to a number of different players but everything leading up to today has indicated a rather quiet day for the Ken Holland.
The Oilers enter the deadline with a measly $3.3 million dollars in cap-space with glaring needs at the forward position. So, with that in mind, lets take a look at the list of players who Ken Holland has reportedly shown interest in...
Confirmed Oilers Trades:
Kulikov to Oilers
EDM Acquires: Dmitry Kulikov (LHD)
NJ Acquires: conditional 4th round pick in 2022 (becomes 2022 3rd round pick if EDM wins playoff round)
Our analysis of this trade can seen HERE.
(All times are in MST)
1:15PM — The Oilers are done according to DNB from The Athletic. Oilers gain Kulikov and fail to fill holes at 3C and 1LW. Thanks for coming along in today’s rather uneventful Trade Deadline 2021 Live Thread!
The Oilers will not be making any other moves, I'm told.— Daniel Nugent-Bowman (@DNBsports) April 12, 2021
1:10PM — Ken Holland will be addressing the media in about 20 minutes...unknown if Kulikov was the only Oiler deal of the day.
Oilers GM Ken Holland is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. MT, so in 20 minutes.— Daniel Nugent-Bowman (@DNBsports) April 12, 2021
1:04PM — Mike Hoffman will not be on the move
The Blues are done for the day. No trades today.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
12:58PM — Alex Thomas says Edmonton is still in on Glendening and Hoffman....coming up on the final minutes
10 minutes until the deadline. Believe #LetsGoOilers are among the teams making a late push for C Luke Glendening. Also believe they have remained in on Mike Hoffman. We'll see if anything happens down the stretch here.— Alex Thomas (@Alex_Thomas14) April 12, 2021
11:51AM — Alex Iafallo is off the trade board after signing an extension with the Kings
11:10AM — Edmonton Oilers make the trade official.
10:48AM — Bob confirms that Kulikov to EDM is done. Final deal sees Edmonton sending a conditional 4th round pick in 2021 that becomes a 3rd round pick if Edmonton wins a playoff round.
Per @GMillerTSN, Kulikov to EDM is done. NJ gets a conditional fourth-round pick this year that becomes a third-round pick if EDM wins a playoff round.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 12, 2021
10:36AM — The Oilers will be sending back a conditional 4th round pick for Kulikov when everything is sorted out.
10:30AM — Immigration and passport issues seem to be holding up the Kulikov deal from being announced.
The holdup is Kulikov’s immigration status. His passport expires within the next six months, he may need a new one before he can get a Canadian work visa. https://t.co/TvH7z0FHdm— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) April 12, 2021
10:28AM — I like outrageous trade rumours so of course I will include an Eklund from Hockeybuzz rumour. He linked the Oilers to being interested in a Rickard Rakell and Josh Manson package. Ask is expected be a first round pick and a good prospect.
10:12AM — We have a our first non-Oilers trade of the day as the Chicago Blackhawks pick up Adam Gaudette from the Vancouver Canucks. UPDATE: Highmore is the return.
Hearing the Blackhawks have acquired Adam Gaudette from Vancouver— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
10:04AM — I retract that bleh! These fancy stats on Kulikov are glorious....a big upgrade on Russell!
Wow the Oilers actually did something good for once. Kulikov is miles better than Russell and hopefully he takes Russell’s spot. Depending on what the pick is this is a good trade #LetsGoOilers https://t.co/3JVI7aejGG pic.twitter.com/SR5UB5pGMx— DylanTiger27 (@brotherbear49) April 12, 2021
10:03AM — Two waiver claims this morning. The Ottawa Senators claim D Victor Mete from the Montreal Canadiens while the Dallas Stars claimed D Sami Vatanen from the New Jersey Devils.
9:55AM — The Oilers look to be trading with the New Jersey Devils. Dmitry Kulikov expected to head to Edmonton for a pick according to Kevin Weekes. Bleh.
9:26AM — I am still here scouring Twitter for rumours, but it is dead silent right now...
8:48AM — :(
Taylor Hall: "I’d love to be a Bruin for a few years."— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) April 12, 2021
8:30AM — Alex Iafallo might be coming off the board soon as he nears an extension with the Kings.
Update: Kings and Alex Iafallo closing the gap... things looking positive for a potential contract extension. Still work to be done on it, but progress has been made. https://t.co/QkrM8Pc58r— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
8:21AM — The Ducks asking for a kings ransom for Rakell. A first++ might be too rich for Ken Holland’s blood.
Hearing Anaheim asking for a 1st-Plus for both Rickard Rakell and Josh Manson. Would consider a top prospect as a 1st but would want two. #Flytogether— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) April 12, 2021
8:20AM — More reports leaking out that the Dallas Stars might decide to hold onto Oleksiak.
Frank Seravalli says now on TSN that Jamie Oleksiak could very well stay put in Dallas.#Oilers— Tyler Yaremchuk (@tyleryaremchuk) April 12, 2021
8:16AM — I would have a lot of time for Scott Laughton at 3C. Flyers could be looking to trade the 26-year-old...
Scott Laughton drawing strong interest from contenders. Flyers still weighing whether to sign or trade him at this point.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) April 12, 2021
8:03AM — Reports of Oleksiak to Edmonton might be premature. Multiple sources indicate that the Stars were hesitant to trade him as soon as last night. The EDM/DAL deal has yet to be confirmed despite reports earlier this morning...
Defensemen to keep an eye on today: Dmitry Kulikov (NJD), Michael Del Zotto (CBJ) and Jamie Oleksiak (DAL).— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) April 12, 2021
As of yesterday, I heard Dallas was still undecided on whether to move Oleksiak or not, so that's a situation to watch.
7:55AM — This is a pipe dream but imagine if Edmonton could swing a deal for either Bertuzzi or Mantha? Craziness would ensue...
A team to keep an eye on today: Detroit. I'm hearing they're open for business, and have taken calls on guys like Anthony Mantha (as we previous reported) and Tyler Bertuzzi, among others. Plus they have pending-UFAs they'd like move: Staal, Helm, Glendening, Bernier.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) April 12, 2021
7:35AM — Del Zotto was linked to the Oilers by Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston this past Saturday...
Interested to see where it goes for #CBJ today. Seems D Michael Del Zotto will be on the move, as #CBJ have already had plenty of interest in him.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) April 12, 2021
But how far will Jarmo go? Is Joonas Korpisalo or Elvis Merzlikins in play? Could he/would he move Patrik Laine already?
7:23AM — Is this the accountability we have been hearing so much about?
7:19AM — Iafallo might be available for trade and the Oilers should definitely be calling. The LWer could come relatively cheap and carries a $2.45 million cap-hit. He scored 43pts last season and currently has 25 this year.
Discussions went late into the night between the Kings and Alex Iafallo's camp. Still no resolution as of this morning. Going to be interesting to see where that goes...— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 12, 2021
7:02AM — Hello and welcome to the 2021 Trade Deadline everyone! It’s bright and early here in Edmonton and it sounds like we got our first Oiler trade of the day! Alex Thomas from The Oilers Rig is reporting that the Stars are on the verge of sending D Jamie Oleksiak to the Oilers...don’t quite know what the return is yet.