NHL Rumors: Edmonton Oilers Linked To Predators Goalie

The Edmonton Oilers have recently emerged as potential suitors for Yaroslav Askarov, the highly-touted goaltending prospect within the Nashville Predators' organization, according to Michael Gallagher of Nashville Hockey Now.

Askarov, a 21-year-old netminder, has been making waves in the AHL while playing for the Milwaukee Admirals, showcasing his immense potential.

Although his NHL experience is limited, the Oilers find themselves in a goaltending dilemma and have sparked discussions about whether they should make a move to acquire him.

However, the pursuit of Askarov would come with a considerable price tag, given his promising talent and the Predators' reluctance to part ways with their prized prospect.

While Askarov holds the promise of a bright goaltending future, the Oilers must carefully assess their long-term goaltending strategy.

They face the critical decision of whether to invest in Askarov's development or opt for a more immediate solution by acquiring an established NHL starter.

The 21-year-old is a former first-round pick (11th overall) by the Predators in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

Ultimately, the outcome will hinge on the Oilers' aspirations and their willingness to take a calculated risk on the young, talented netminder, Yaroslav Askarov.

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