3 Edmonton Oilers Trade Targets

The Edmonton Oilers sit with a 19-15-2 record through the team's first 36 games, good for holding down the second wild card position. Expect to see general manager Ken Holland active before the March 3 trade deadline as the Oilers are looking for some more depth among their bottom-six and to add another defenseman. Let's take a look at three trade targets for Holland and the Oilers:

Vladislav Gavrikov, Columbus Blue Jackets

One of the most underrated players available this season, Gavrikov would be a great fit in Edmonton. The 6-foot-3 d-man is a great penalty killer and is praised for his crisp first pass. At only $2.8 million against the cap, Gavrikov is someone the Oilers could fit financially. Gavrikov loves to use his body and block shots and get into shooting lanes. He'd remind Oilers fans a lot of Kris Russell, just better, and cheaper.

John Klingberg, Anaheim Ducks

The Oilers have been linked to Klingberg ever since he decided to part with the Dallas Stars. At $7 million against the cap this season, expect the Ducks to have to retain some salary in a trade, regardless if it ends of being Edmonton or not. Klingberg is an offensive, mobile blueliner who has the ability to impact the game at either end of the rink. So far this season with the Ducks, the 6-foot-3 defenseman has recorded 11 points in 28 games. If this deal goes down, expect to see Jesse Puljujarvi heading the other way

Justin Braun, Philadelphia Flyers

The least to acquire of the three, Braun is a veteran defensive defenseman who could help provide some more depth in Edmonton. At only $1 million against the cap and a pending free agent, the cost to acquire Braun would likely be a fourth-or-fifth round pick. He wouldn't provide much of anything offensively, however Braun would help provide depth to Edmonton's PK as well as their bottom pair. 

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