DREGER: OILERS LISTENING TO ALL OFFERS ON FIRST OVERALL PICK
Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini says teams continue to call, inquiring about what it might take to convince Edmonton to trade the first overall pick in next week’s NHL Entry Draft.
Tambellini’s response remains the same; he says he’s not sure what it would take to move such a valuable asset, but he’s willing to listen and consider all offers.
Change is imminent in Florida, as Dale Tallon prepares to rebuild the Panthers and won’t be afraid to tear about his existing roster.Young forwards Nathan Horton and Stephen Weiss are among those available. In fact, sources say star forward David Booth , 20-year-old defenceman Dmitry Kulikov , and prospect goaltender Jacob Markstrom are considered to be Florida’s only untouchable players.
Tallon is likely to be among the most active GM’s on the trade front next week, and with his past history with the Chicago Blackhawks and the ‘Hawks pressing salary cap issues, some believe Florida will be ready and waiting, if Chicago offers Kris Versteeg , or another valued forward to create some relief.