Should the Oilers trade Ales Hemsky?

One would think that with the surplus of young forwards that the Edmonton Oilers have, the club is sure to explore trade possibilities for struggling forward Ales Hemsky before the trade deadline.

However, with hopes of reaching a playoff spot still alive, John Shannon suggests that the Oilers have not put Hemsky available for trade – yet.

However, if they were to move the Czech winger, Shannon believe the Oilers would want a roster player back — not draft picks — preferably someone that can play the same position, but tougher.

If the 29-years-old were to be made available, Shannon believes that the Detroit Red Wings would be a suitor, while Mike Keenan has the New Jersey Devils on the list.

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