Oilers Rumors: 3 Players Who Won't Be Traded Ahead of Deadline

The NHL trade market is picking up steam in a major way and Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland is expected to be very busy ahead of March 8th. 

The Oilers are starting to get back on track after a very slow start to the season and are one of the NHL's hottest teams. Holland owes it to the team to go out and upgrade the roster and there's a number of different holes he can fill including goaltending depth and the bottom-six forwards.

While there's several obvious Oilers who aren't getting traded out of Edmonton, here's three players who also make the list as players who won't be moved:

Dylan Holloway

While there's been a few prospects who are getting mentioned in trade talks, don't expect to see Holland give up on Holloway. The organization is very high on the rugged forward who has a ton of upside if he can stay healthy. The 22-year-old former first-round pick is currently on the AHL roster and has appeared in 14 games for the Oil this season, recording just one goal. Don't let the numbers fool you, Holloway is a player Edmonton will build around moving forward.

Olivier Rodrigue

While Jack Campbell could be moved in a very complex deal, don't expect Holland to ship out Rodrigue for a proven veteran. The former second rounder is turning heads with his AHL play, and has taken over as the starter. So far in 12 games, he's posted a 2.48 GAA and .924 Sv.%. Teams will ask, but the Oilers are holding onto the 23-year-old netminder. 

Vincent Desharnais

The Toronto Maple Leafs tried hard to acquire Desharnais to start the season and the Oilers wouldn't pull the trigger and don't expect to see that change. Desharnais is a depth defenseman who is becoming an above-average penalty killer and continues to log important minutes. The towering defenseman has recorded five points in 33 games so far this season.

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