Jul 16, 2021
It's been a busy week here in Oil Country and we’re back with a brand new episode of Oilersnation Radio to make sense of everything that’s happened here in Edmonton and around the NHL over the last seven days. On this week’s show, we looked at the Duncan Keith trade, discussed some of the rumours surrounding the team right now, previewed the expansion draft, and a whole lot more.
Kicking off the podcast, we got started with a conversation about the Duncan Keith trade that happened earlier this week and whether or not the Oilers will be able to have their newest defender cover the bet made to acquire him. If you look at Keith's analytics then you're probably going to be upset about the trade. If you're buying into the intangibles that he can bring to the locker room then you're probably pretty excited. Who is right? It's impossible to get the answer to that question until the new season starts, but I'd imagine that we're going to be arguing about this deal for the next two months anyway. From there, we looked at Zach Hyman being a player that Ken Holland has been rumoured to be interested in as a free agent and we tried to figure out whether or not the speculated numbers that are circulating would make for a good deal. Can you go long term on a guy with injury issues and coming off one of his better NHL seasons? We also looked at Gabriel Landeskog out of Colorado as a potential option the Oilers should be chasing, though, to a man, we all expect that he'll be back in Colorado when all is said and done.