Oilers General Manager shares part of his deadline strategy

Published March 10, 2022 at 7:54

There are two kinds of General Managers at the National Hockey Leauge's trade deadline: those that want to sell the farm and the future to go all-in, in hopes of winning the Stanley Cup, and those that hold their higher round picks and prospects closer to their chest, unwilling to move them unless they become cup favourites.

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland is the latter and will have a hard time parting with his first-round picks and blue-chip prospects unless he has some assurances.

In earnest, Holland won't part with the wings 1st round picks or their top prospects; unless he knows the Oilers will make the playoffs or that they are Stanley Cup Contenders.

The Oilers remains 3-points back of the final wild card spot currently held by the Dallas Stars. In other words, it looks like the Oilers will be looking for value deals at this year's deadline

The NHL's trade deadline is a little over a week away, slated to take place on March 21st. Only one question remains: who is all in at this year's deadline.
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Oilers General Manager shares part of his deadline strategy

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