NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers Discussing Forward Trade With Multiple Teams

The writing was on the wall at the end of the season as Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland admitted he had to figure out something to do with Jesse Puljujarvi. Turns out a trade appears the likely result as multiple reports have surfaced citing a deal is coming soon.

The former fourth-overall pick has never reached the level of expectations that was mounted on his shoulders since arriving in Edmonton and while he was given every chance to succeed last season, he finished the year with 36 points in 65 games. The Stanley Cup Playoffs exposed some of the holes in his game and the production and ice-time slipped as he only recorded three points in 16 postseason games.

Puljujarvi still holds a ton of trade value as he's young and skates very well for someone his size. There's a number of teams, including the New Jersey Devils, Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins who would love to get their hands on the young winger.

As for what the Oilers are looking for in return, it's likely some goaltending help or some more depth at center. Holland and company have a tall task trying to land a starting netminder and that's certainly become priority number one for the hockey club. Moving Puljujarvi appears to be a close second at this point and is a deal that may go down at the upcoming entry draft.

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