Edmonton Oilers – Jordan Eberle
Jordan Eberle is going to be traded at some point this offseason. Rumor has it that Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has offers on the table for the former 1st overall draft pick. It’s unlikely that any offer is from the Rangers, but Eberle would make a fine addition to the Rangers.
Since breaking into the NHL in 2010, Eberle has played in 507 games. The right winger has 165 goals and 217 assists for 382 points across seven seasons of play. Eberle reached the playoffs with the Oilers for the first time in his career this season and failed to show up. In 13 games, Eberle only notched two assists.
Eberle fits with the Rangers almost perfectly. If/when Rick Nash is moved, Eberle fills his role as a strong righty with a high shooting percentage. Eberle also has power play experience, which the Rangers have sorely needed.
The issue with targeting Jordan Eberle in a trade comes down to the price. Eberle is a former first round pick and has shown himself to be a dangerous scorer. Rick Nash alone wouldn’t be enough, and the Rangers would likely have to sweeten the deal with draft picks or prospects. Eberle also has a hefty cap hit of $6 million, making a potential deal more complicated with the Rangers’ limited cap space for the offseason.
All in all, Jordan Eberle is the best of the Oilers to target in a trade. The Oilers are looking to move him, which makes it that much more convenient.