Oilers Rumors – Souray to San Jose????

Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal

Souray , anyone?

Versteeg to Oilers?

Souray , anyone?

There aren’t a lot of teams lining up to trade for Oilers Sheldon Souray because of his $5.4-million cap hit for two more years. One possibility may be the San Jose Sharks, who need help on the blue-line, especially if Rob Blake retires and they lose his big shot and $3.5-million worth of salary. The Sharks would likely offer defenceman Kent Huskins and forward Torrey Mitchell in return. Huskins, a No. 5 or 6 blue-liner at best, makes $1.7 million for one more year. Mitchell, who hasn’t been the same player since breaking his leg and having knee problems, is a $1.3-million cap hit. New Jersey, which had an awful power play against the Flyers in Round 1, are the other possibility.

Versteeg to Oilers?

If you were the Oilers, would you give up the first pick in Round 2 for Hawks winger Kris Versteeg , who has two more years left at $3 million a season, a salary the cap-starved Hawks can’t afford? Definitely not off his play in the Stanley Cup final, but Versteeg is only 24 years old and has the ability to be a second-line, 30-goal scorer. The 31st pick overall is a hefty price –their No. 45 would be more appealing, but, hey, Versteeg is a talent.


7 Responses to Oilers Rumors – Souray to San Jose????


    Versteeg, Campbell

    2010 2nd round pick

  2. number15 says:

    take on a 7 million per contract (Campbel), plus give the 31st pick away too?

    i dont think Oilers would bite. They can dump Souray in many other ways. Versteeg is a good young player, but he is not gonna carry the Oilers. Not worth it

  3. reinjosh says:

    As much as it it would improve the team, it would hobble their cap situation terribly.

  4. Bure96 says:

    Pretty good trade actually. Brian Campbell is still an awesome player. Overpaid somewhat at 7.1 million, but it's hard to stand out with two of the finest defensemen in the league on your same team.

  5. albertateams says:

    If the sharks make that offer the Oilers should take it. Its not great but the cap room and just getting rid of Souray is worth it.

    I really like Versteeg but do the oilers really need another small 2nd line forward. If they can get him for a 3rd rounder then do it. Otherwise no thanks. If they could get Byfuglien then maybe he's worth a second to the Oil.
  6. Uncleben says:

    Rumor Round Up!!!

    • Rights to Nik Kulemin to Philly
    • Cogliano, Smid, Pennerto Ottawa for Spezza. Ottawa has interest in Charles Linglet, Edmonton has interest in Ben Blood
    • Wellwood to Phoenix, New Jersey
    • Mike Comrie to Minnesota
    • Alex Tanguay to New Jersey
    • Kaberle to Anaheim for Ryan
    • Kaberle to Los Angeles for Teubert, Frolov (?)
    • Souray to Dallas for Ribeiro (?)
    • Higgins to Toronto
    • Jokinen to Europe
    • Carolina wants to move up in draft
    • Edmonton willing to trade down to Boston
    • Toronto not going to re-sign Primeau
    • Montreal trying to get Sharp

    My Bizarre Predictions:

    • Toronto keeps Kaberle, moves him to centre to play along side Kessel. Great vision, faceoffs, play making ability and passing allows him to thrive at the position, ala past Leafs legend Red Kelly who went from stalward defensemen to integreal part of a lethal goal scoring tandem with Frank Mahovlich.
    • Stephen Silas becomes the best defensemen drafted outside of the second round this draft, while Brock Beukeboom will continue to have a fun name to say.
    • Marleau goes to Calgary – just for the hell of it.


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