- By Alex ThomasWell yesterday we talked about three forwards that would make quality trade targets for the Oilers this summer. Today, we will take a look at three
- By Alex ThomasIt’s May 18th, we’re about seven weeks from the start of the draft, free agency, and the 2013 summer transaction period. With a lowered salary cap
- By Kyle PalazziIn the late morning of July 24, 2013, upon the announcement of the acquisition of star winger Rick Nash, Rangers fans salivated at the possibilities.
- By Alex ThomasI know yesterday in my article I told you I would be back here talking about trade targets for the Oilers. We still have almost seven
- By Alex ThomasToday concludes our look at possible free agent targets for the Oilers this off-season. We’ve taken a look at top six forwards, bottom six forwards, top
Oilers and Habs Discussing Franchise Changing Swap
Met with a source very high up in the Canadiens management. Had dinner and talked about tons of things, one being certain major discussions ongoing with the Edmonton Oilers. Teams are normally not supposed to discuss trades during a lockout, but there are exceptions this time around, as most people involved in some capacity with NHL franchises are fairly optimistic that we will have a season.
According to my source, the Oilers and Habs are discussing a possible move that could change the face of both franchises: a Subban for Yakupov trade. Per my source, Bergevin was approached by the Oilers, who are “aggressively inquiring” about Subban. The deal, if one will be reached, would be quite complex, as many picks and other (less significant) players are being discusses as well.
The Habs have scouts tonight at the Subway Series to watch Nail Yakupov in live. My source advised me that it is crucial to have a good understanding of how Yakupov’s future potential matches Subban’s achievements up to date plus PK’s future potential. The Habs would love to reunite Galchenyuk and Yakupov, who would be a dynamic duo for many years to come.
For now, lots of scouting and groundwork to be done, but expect things to pick up in a major way when/if lockout ends. Stay up to date via Twitter @HockeyyInsiderr