Is Evander Kane Worth Trading Up For?

The Oilers are making some calls in a number of areas and its not just in regards to Dany Heatley.

Tambellini has interest in moving up in the draft as do a number of other GM's, but not for many of the same three reasons (namely Tavares, Hedman and Duchene). The Oilers feel it might be possible to move some of their prospects and contracts along with their #10 overall pic to move up a few spots in order to draft Evander Kane, who they are very high on.

The 5'11" Center from the Vancouver Giants is a highly touted prospect who finds himself in the mix of the Top 4-7 players depending on how certain teams choose to draft in those spots.

NHL Central Scouting’s Blair MacDonald: "He has power forward qualities from the blue line in. He's the type of player who doesn't like being denied access to the net. You can almost see when he's got the puck he's going to the net and defying people to stop him. He'll be a 200-pound forward in the National Hockey League. He plays like he's 6-2, 6-3, bigger than his size. He's surprised a lot of people with his strength going to the net."

Check out the video. What would you move to obtain a player of Kane's ability?


Kane would be a huge asset for the Oilers to pick up. He would give them the size and grit they've been lacking along the wing for some time now, and would be a great compliment to the wheels of Cogliano, and the creativity of Gagner. I've watched him play with the Giants several times. He's the complete package and reminds me a lot of Jerome Iginla. The only problem would be convincing another GM to give up such a prospect. The deal would have to be pretty sweet and might require more than the Oilers can afford.

June 23, 2009 at 4:39 PM comment-delete

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