Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane.
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Insider says Oilers may have considered moving power forward

Published March 6, 2024 at 11:14

The Edmonton Oilers are certainly an interesting team to watch as we enter the final 48 hours before the trade deadline, which is set for 3 p.m. ET on Friday.

Oilers General Manager Ken Holland could do several things with his roster, whether it be adding some scoring depth, potentially some help on the blue line as well, and it's been reported that their 2024 first-round pick is in play.

However, reportedly the Edmonton Oilers have considered doing something regarding gritty forward Evander Kane, but will likely opt to keep him.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman shared the news regarding Kane while on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast, saying that he's a guy they need in the playoffs and that it would be hard to find a deal that would make them better without him.

"I understand that maybe, at times, they might have considered doing something there. Again, he's got to be playing great, they need him to be playing great, but tell me how they're a better team without Kane against Vegas, or LA, or Vancouver. Just show me the deal that makes them better." Friedman said.

Kane, 32, has appeared in 59 games for the Oilers this season, putting up 36 points (21 goals, 15 assists), 70 penalty minutes and is a minus-seven.

While trading Kane may be out of the equation right now, but it'll be interesting if anything develops on that front over the course of the off-season. There's no doubt that if the Oilers decide to put him on the trade block this summer, there will be multiple interested teams.

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