NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers Goalie Trade Coming Soon

The Edmonton Oilers lost on Monday night to the New York Rangers, thanks to an awful error by netminder Mikko Koskinen. Make no mistake about it, general manager Ken Holland is working the phones and a trade for a new goalie should be coming soon.

Koskinen's blunder was the latest comedy of errors out of Edmonton and his head coach Dave Tippett did not hold back when asked about his performance against the Rangers:

It's a brutal mistake, what are you gonna do? Call it what it is. We're playing well, it's a brutal mistake. I thought we did a lot of things well tonight. Our goaltender wasn't very good, and we didn't find enough pucks at the net to get us back in the game. There's a lot of adversity here, we're learning a lot about our team. We've been through a lot of injury issues and COVID issues. We haven't played as well as we'd like to as a group, so there's lots to improve on.

Tell us how you really feel coach Tippett? The Oilers currently sit in the second wild-card playoff position in the Western Conference and are going to be hard pressed to keep up with other teams if they can't find someone to make a save. 

Some interesting names being linked to the Oilers include Semyon Varlamov of the New York Islanders, Anton Khudobin of the Dallas Stars, Joonas Korpisalo of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Chicago Blackhawks.

One thing we do know, the Oilers won't be trading a first-round pick for any rental, so if they are getting into a blockbuster trade scenario, expect to see them acquire a goaltender with some term left on their contract. 

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