5 Players the Edmonton Oilers Should Not Trade

December 9th, 2014 by James Onusko Leave a reply »
If you're an Edmonton Oilers fan and have not yet damaged any viewing screens this season, well, good for you.

Despite some noticeable improvements as a whole, the team remains in a depressingly similar position as it has for most of the past eight seasons—dead last in the NHL—heading into Tuesday night's play.

Despite gathering some of the more talented young forwards in the game via the NHL draft—Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall—the club continues to spin its tires, unable to gain any traction in the wildly competitive Western Conference.

The Oilers' dismal performance has led many to call for trades, firings and near executions. OK, maybe not the executions...yet.

Change will be coming, even if general manager Craig MacTavish said otherwise in his most recent media conference.

In ascending order, let's take a look at five current Edmonton Oilers who should remain in the NHL's northern-most city when the Oilers do decide to move players. Prospects are not considered for this list.

Honorable mentions go to Nail Yakupov and Jeff Petry. The Oilers should also be con ...

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