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Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators Complete a Trade

It may not be the best possible outcome for the Edmonton Oilers, but I bet they’d do this deal again in a heartbeat. With the Oilers being eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the trade made at the deadline earlier this season for Mattias Ekholm. Edmonton’s exit confirms a 24th overall pick to the Nashville Predators.

Edmonton was clearly looking to go deeper in the playoffs than the second round. At the same time, Ekholm was an excellent add for the team and a definite win for GM Ken Holland. The best part of the deal may be that it has three years left on it with a cap hit of $6.25 million per season. He was an absolute warrior for the team.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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