Chicago Blackhawks: 3 Edmonton Oilers free agents to consider

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Chicago Blackhawks, Connor McDavid
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It has been a tough run for the Edmonton Oilers. They don’t win very often once they reach the playoffs and it has the be infuriating for them and their fans. You might remember the COVID-19 bubble where the Chicago Blackhawks took them out despite being a worse team in the standings by a lot. Now, here in 2021, they were swept out of the playoffs by the Winnipeg Jets who went into the playoffs limping. It is a tough scene in Oil Land right now.

The Oilers have the best hockey player in the world right now in Connor McDavid. He is the fastest player the game has ever seen and he somehow gets faster when the puck is on his stick. He had 105 points in 56 regular-season games which is just a ridiculous total.

It doesn’t stop there either, he has Leon Draisaitl dominating on another line. You can make a legit argument that Draisaitl is the second-best player in the league. At the very least, he is in the conversation. Having two players like this on the same team is fun but it is infuriating that the rest of the players around them can’t get it done.

The Chicago Blackhawks might look to take advantage of the Edmonton Oilers this offseason.

There are more than likely going to be some significant changes to the Oilers this offseason. They can’t keep running it back with the same group. They have some well-known free agents this summer that teams are going to be after. The Chicago Blackhawks, for better or worse, see themselves as a playoff contender so they might be looking at one of these three Edmonton Oilers free agents: