Edmonton Oilers Shopping for Boston Bruins First Rounder?

April 4th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun wrote in his column today that he is hearing whispers that the Edmonton Oilers will try to trade for the Boston Bruins—or, in this case the Toronto Maple Leafs’—first round draft pick in this summers NHL Entry Draft.

Clearly, the Oilers are banking on the Bruins ending up with the No. 1 or No. 2 overall draft pick, which would put the Bruins in the position to draft Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin.

With the Oilers clearly headed to finish in the NHL’s basement the opportunity exists where they can pull a “Brian Burke” (Burke drafted the Sedin twins second and third overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft), making a bold move to acquire two richly talented prospects in the same draft, possibly first and second overall.

While it is unknown what the Bruins would want in return it is almost certain that any deal for the Bruins first rounder would have to include Team Canada hero Jordan Eberle and perhaps one of Magnus Paajavi-Svensson or Riley Nash.

Eberle is a special player who has demonstrated to be very capable of coming up large in big situations. No question about it, letting a player of Eber ...

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