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Western Canadian team rumored to be the favorite to land Jonathan Toews


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Joshua
November 1, 2022  (12:28)
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The Edmonton Oilers made it to the 2nd round of the Western Conference playoffs last season and they're looking to build upon their team. That's why Mark Spector thinks that Chicago Blackhawks veteran forward, Jonathan Toews may be the answer.


Toews has a connection to the Oilers front office in Duncan Keith who recently retired and re-joined the organization, in a player development role. The former Stanley Cup winner would provide the Oilers with significant middle-six depth, which they're currently lacking.
While Keith and Holland may be eyeing Toews, it may take more than the usual gesture of assets to acquire the vet as Kyle Davidson had another viewpoint:
Davidson will talk, in theory, about moving Kane and Toews. But not in practice.

«I honestly don't even look at them as assets right now,» said Davidson. When pressed, he'll admit that trading the last remnants of the greatest team in Blackhawks history is «a very, very big conversation. It's an organizational conversation. It's not just a hockey one.»

With Luke Richardson and Kyle Davidson at the helm, things are changing fast in the organization, and Richardson despite the rebuild is all about winning.
Another setback for Chicago would be the fact that Toews has a no-move clause in his contract, so before Holland does make an offering, Toews will have the choice to nix it.
In addition, to lend credibility to this idea, Elliot Friedman mentioned the Oilers being a landing spot for Toews:
«I assume Toews is going to be traded, I assume Kane is going to be traded,» Friedman said. «We both said the New York Rangers are the most likely team for Kane. Toews, I've mentioned Colorado. I know I'm trading everyone to Edmonton in this pod but I wonder if Toews would make sense there?»

Should this blockbuster trade even occur, the price for Toews will be high, probably two 2nd rounders? Until then, we'll have to see what way Davidson moves.
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