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Copper & Blue 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Live Thread

The Oilers are in the market for a top-six forward and left-handed defenceman

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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!

1:10PM — Ken Holland will be addressing the media in about 20 minutes...unknown if Kulikov was the only Oiler deal of the day.

1:04PM — Mike Hoffman will not be on the move

12:58PM — Alex Thomas says Edmonton is still in on Glendening and Hoffman....coming up on the final minutes

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.

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.

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.

10:04AM — I retract that bleh! These fancy stats on Kulikov are glorious....a big upgrade on Russell!

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 — :(

8:30AM — Alex Iafallo might be coming off the board soon as he nears an extension with the Kings.

8:21AM — The Ducks asking for a kings ransom for Rakell. A first++ might be too rich for Ken Holland’s blood.

8:20AM — More reports leaking out that the Dallas Stars might decide to hold onto Oleksiak.

8:16AM — I would have a lot of time for Scott Laughton at 3C. Flyers could be looking to trade the 26-year-old...

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...

7:55AM — This is a pipe dream but imagine if Edmonton could swing a deal for either Bertuzzi or Mantha? Craziness would ensue...

7:35AM — Del Zotto was linked to the Oilers by Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston this past Saturday...

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.

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.