article

Former first round pick could be traded for the second time this year.

Team is not happy with his performance.

Share on Facebook

A former first round pick could be traded for the second time in his career after being traded for the first time earlier this year. 

The Edmonton Oilers made a big trade this summer when they dealt talented forward Jordan Eberle in exchange for center Ryan Strome, but the deal has not been working out at all in their favor. 

In fact the deal is starting to look like it may go down as another trade on the long list of bad trades made by general manager Peter Chiarelli during his tenure as an NHL GM, and it looks like they Oilers may be quickly trying to remedy the problem.

There are now reports that the Oilers are looking for a way to quickly flip Strome to another team, presumably in the hopes of finding a player that will better gel with their current group of forwards.

“I think they’re not married to even keeping Strome,” said Sportsnet insider Nick Kypreos in a recent broadcast. “If they could move him, I think they probably would. The question is, would he bring anything of significance in return?”

Meanwhile the man the Oilers traded for Strome has been performing very well for the Islanders, and it sounds like he couldn't wait to get away from the Oilers organization.

“And you know what? I’ll tell you this: I’ll bet you Jordan Eberle – he was not unhappy to go," said Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman as per Fanrag's Chris Nichols. He was ready to go. And a lot of those fans who are probably screaming for him today who wanted him to go too. But what (the Oilers are) missing is Jordan Eberle’s ‘I’ll get you there.’

“And I just look at Edmonton and yeah, they made a trade there that is not working. But I think Eberle wanted to go. A ton of their fan base wanted him gone. I understand what they did. It’s blowing up in their face.

It sounds like it's just a matter of time before Strome finds his way onto the third team of his NHL career, the question now is what will Peter Chiarelli, with his rather poor trade record, get in return for him.