Could the Oilers move Souray to Nashville?

A fan on has actually come up with a fairly legit trade proposal for Sheldon Souray. How about Souray to the Minnesota Wild for fellow defenceman Cam Barker, and the Oilers throw in a draft pick to sweeten the deal?

The Wild want to buy out Barker, the third overall pick in 2004, at one-third of the $3.25 million US left on his contract, spread out over two years, because they have better puck-movers like local boy Jared Spurgeon. Barker is only 33 cents on the dollar because he’s under 26. The Oilers may have to buy out Souray at two-thirds of $4.5 million, spread out over two years.

The fan says the Oilers should toss in their second-round pick (No. 31) too. Sorry, that’s too much. One of their third-rounders would work for me. There’s no way the Oilers can trade Souray, 34, unless they take money back.

3 Responses to Could the Oilers move Souray to Nashville?

  1. cam7777 says:

    Why would the Wild want to take on a bigger buyout?  It's not like they would use Souray.  Scouts all agreed last year he was too slow for the AHL now. 

  2. Boston_Bruins says:

    Souray's still alive???

  3. hockey_lover says:

    Ha. I love how they referred to Barker as ".33 cents on the dollar."   Too funny.

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