ESPN host proposes major trade for Oilers

The Oilers are in desperate straights.



By now, you've seen the news that the Edmonton Oilers have decided that they've had enough of goaltender Jack Campbell's struggles, placing him on waivers and effectively telling him to jump in the lake. 

Of course, Stuart Skinner isn't faring much better, especially after last night's 6-2 drubbing at the hands of the rival Vancouver Canucks that dropped Edmonton's record to a shocking 2-8-1 through the first 11 games of the campaign. Edmonton is in serious danger of falling out of the playoff race by the time that we hit American Thanksgiving, something that almost nobody envisioned occurring - especially for a team that features Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. 

Following their waiving of Jack Campbell, the Oilers have called up 3rd stringer Calvin Pickard from their American Hockey League affiliate. But he's certainly not starting material for a team that entered the season with championship aspirations. Is general manager Ken Holland's hand going to be forced into making a major move? 

Enter ESPN's John Buccigross, who is suggesting a major deal between the Oilers and the Boston Bruins, who have somehow picked up right where they left off last regular season despite losing several key players from their roster over the summer. 

The deal that he proposes is as follows: 

"Boston receives: Leon Draisaitl and Warren Foegele

Edmonton receives: Linus Ullmark, Jake DeBrusk, Matthew PoitrasFabian Lysell, and a 1st-round pick in 2026."

He wrote the following on his X (Twitter) account to former NHL defenseman and current "Spittin' Chicklets" host Ryan Whitney: 

"Ryan, would you trade Draisaitl and Foegele for...last year's Vezina winner, DeBrusk, Poitras, Lysell, and a 2026 1st-round pick? The Central Registry would approve this proposed trade for cap and roster implications."

As you may remember, Ullmark saw his name come up in trade rumors over the summer despite having won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender last season. He's also continued his impressive statistical run in Boston, racking up a 4-1-1 record with a 2.30 goals against average and .926 save percentage so far this year. 

Do the Oilers need to make an offer for Ullmark, even if it gets rejected? 

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