During the 2016 off-season, Peter Chiarelli decided to trade away one of the most dynamic forwards in the NHL. In return, he received a relatively unknown Swedish defenseman; unknown, meaning a player who rarely showed up on the score sheet. Outraged at first, fans in Edmonton quickly warmed up to the heavy hitting, shut-down, defenseman.
It has been almost a year and a half since the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey pulled the trigger on the blockbuster deal that saw Taylor Hall and Adam Larsson swap organizations. At the time, the move seemed a rather puzzling one from an Oilers standpoint but after the club put together a surprising campaign
There are a handful of players on the Edmonton Oilers who will be returning for their second season with the team. For these players, their first year was one that ended in disappointing fashion but at the same time was a year that has to be viewed as extremely promising. They joined a successful team