Insider Suggests Oilers A Potential Fit For Kraken Defenceman

The jury is still out on whether the Edmonton Oilers are going to acquire a defenceman before the trade deadline or not. I don't think Ken Holland even knows just yet. The Oilers have gotten great improved defence over their six-game win streak while playing 11 forwards and seven defencemen. This allows Philip Broberg and Vincent Desharnais, who are both rookies, to have some pressure taken off of them.

There is still a ways to go and a lot of games between now and the deadline for Holland to make a decision as to whether the Oilers are going to add a more experienced player on their blue line. As of now, they could save the assets and cap space since Broberg is playing to the point where he is looking like a top-four defenceman and Desharnais has provided the poise and physicality the Oilers have been searching for.

If things do somehow fall apart, Jeff Marek suggested on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast that Carson Soucy could be a potential fit for the Oilers if the Seattle Kraken can't extend him. Soucy is fairly cheap and in the last year of his contract that sees him become a UFA at the end of the season. If the Kraken start to lose more games, he could be a deadline possibility for the Oilers as a rental. But another possibility is he could be a cheaper option for the Oilers on the back-end after this season if they alter personnel a bit.

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