Steve Tambellini is still treading the water on a trade to bring in some size. He continues to talk with Florida about Nate Horton but it looks like any trade for Horton starts with Tom Gilbert going the other way. If that is the case, Tambo will want to make a bigger deal and land more than just Horton, as mentioned in a previous blog McArdle is a name that has interested the Oilers, but he would be more of an AHL player at this point.
Would you do this trade if you were the oilers?
Gilbert and Nilsson for Horton and McArdle?
If I was the Oilers I would go for a little bigger deal and maybe snag Keaton Ellerby someway with a series of picks and prospects, but This is still a good deal for the Oilers as they rid themselves of Nilssons contract while bringing in a big guy who can score!
The Heatley saga has been one with many ups and downs, and currently the Oilers believe they have a really good shot at Heatley. I was told that IF the trade happens. There will be a minor flurry of other roster moves. I am hoping that would include a Manny Malholtra and an invite to training camp for Maxim Afinogenov.