Oilers Showing Interest In Extending 2 Trade Deadline Acquisitions

The Edmonton Oilers didn't make crazy moves at the trade deadline, but they did execute two different trades that saw them bring in Adam Henrique and Sam Carrick from the Anaheim Ducks as well as Toy Stecher from the Arizona Coyotes.

According to Elliotte Friedman on 32 Thoughts, the Oilers have already shown an interest in extending both Henrique and Carrick. While I do think it is too early to make a decision on Carrick, especially with the other players in the system that can play a bottom-six role, if the team can bring back Henrique at a good price and term, that would be a move that not many will be unhappy about.

Friedman noted that the Oilers will have to see how the postseason and offseason play out, but hearing that extensions might have been initiated is a good sign. Both are on the older side, but Henrique is a strong two-way player that excels at five-on-five. He gives the Oilers a great option on the wing on the second line, or where he has started to settle in as the third line center to provide much better depth.

As a 34-year-old, if the Oilers and Henrique settle on a two-year deal at around 60-70% the AAV on his current deal, it would be a major win for the Oilers, and give Henrique a good chance at winning the Stanley Cup. Players might not have been overly excited to come to Edmonton in the past, but when players are traded there or sign there, they want to stay. We'll have to likely wait to see how it plays out, but don't be shocked if the Oilers bring them back.

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