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Rumor: Blockbuster deal brewing between Oilers and Rangers?

Wouldn't this be something! :O

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It was mentioned Saturday night on Sportsnet that the Edmonton Oilers are likely shopping Ryan Strome, despite only recently acquiring him this summer in a big deal that saw Jordan Eberle go the other way.

Elliotte Friedman speculated that there could be a fit between the New York Rangers and Peter Chiarelli's Oilers - but that it might involve a different player.

Chris Kreider has been rumored to be on the block - there had been speculation recently of a Kreider-Galchenyuk swap. Friedman believes there could be a deal involving Ryan Nugent-Hopkins instead.

This makes sense - Edmonton will have salary cap issues to deal with when Connor McDavid's new contract kicks in next season, and Nugent-Hopkins has long been rumored to be available.

The Rangers are struggling this season, with a meagre 3-7-2 record through 12 games. Edmonton is equally struggling with a 3-6-1 record, so a swap of this magnitude could serve as the jolt both teams need to rebound.

After losing Derek Stepan, New York's depth at center is quite weak - so the fit is clearly there.

Kreider has 5 points in 12 games this season, while Nugent-Hopkins has 6 points in 10 games.