Playoffs

Report: Oilers put on 'full-court press' in search of forward help

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Yardbarker

The Edmonton Oilers came into Monday just two points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. That proximity is not because of their own success, though, as almost every team vying for the wild card spots in the West has struggled to find any sort of consistency of late. In fact, the Dallas Stars have gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 and yet have still pulled ahead of the plummeting Colorado Avalanche in the Central Division. The struggles of the rest of the conference may be a blessing for the Oilers, who are still well within striking distance if they can figure out how to get the most out of their current roster, or make an addition to change up the on-ice dynamic. It seems as though the front office has focused in on the latter of those two options, as Ryan Rishaug of TSN reports that the team has put on a “full-court press to find help at forward.” Rishaug goes so far as to say that the Oilers may be willing to part with their first-round pick, a goaltender and a young developing forward, though no s

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