Here’s an interesting one…
The Ottawa Senators would send goaltender Craig Anderson to the Edmonton Oilers for winger Jordan Eberle.
The Oilers are in dire need of a starting goaltender (don’t the Oilers need everything?), and Anderson certainly fits the bill. As Shawn Simpson of TSN conjectured on his Twitter account, any deal the Oilers would be involved in would likely require Anderson.
Eberle, 24, is a very hot commodity in the trade market, being linked to many of the teams listed in the previous trades. A prominent goal scorer for Edmonton, he scored 28 in 80 games last season.
The Senators likely would need to add more to this trade to get it to work. Defenseman Marc Methot could be a possible addition. The Oilers still would probably ask for more.
Ottawa would then hand the starting goaltending position to backup Robin Lehner, who was contending for the job in training camp.
This trade would be more significant for the Senators, who would add Eberle to a rebuilt forward roster that’s seen mainstays Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza move on to other teams the past two seasons. It would likely boost the club into a legitimate playoff contender.
Edmonton would have a legitimate goalie and a possible reinforcement on the back end in Methot.
Probability of Trade: Low
Despite the need at goaltender, the Oilers can do better and younger than a 33-year-old Anderson.