NHL Rumors: Pacific Divsion Team Linked to Bruins Linus Ullmark

The Edmonton Oilers have recently found themselves in the midst of trade rumors, with their goaltending situation taking center stage.

After a disappointing season opener in which both Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner struggled, allowing four goals each against the Vancouver Canucks, concerns about the team's defensive stability have heightened.

This has put General Manager Ken Holland under pressure to address the issue promptly.

One potential solution that has emerged in trade talks is Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark, who's $5 million cap hit makes him an interesting option to be moved by the Bruins, who are tight to the salary cap.

The Oilers reportedly inquired about Ullmark's availability during the summer, and with the Bruins facing salary cap constraints, he could be a viable target, according to an NHL exec.

Ullmark had the best season of his nine-year career last season, posting a league-best .938 SV%, 1.89 GAA, two shutouts, and a fantastic 40-6-1 record. He won the Vezina Trophy as well as the William Jennings Trophy.

However, the logistics of such a trade remain complex due to Ullmark's contract, which includes a modified no-move clause, and the limited cap space of both teams.

Whether Ullmark would be open to a move to the Oilers also remains uncertain.

As the Oilers navigate their goaltending concerns, Ullmark's name continues to be a focal point in trade discussions, but the outcome of any potential deal remains to be seen. Photo Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports