The Edmonton Oilers will undoubtedly miss the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season this year. They haven't appeared in a playoff game since they lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs to Carolina back in 2006.
It seems like ages ago since the Oilers were buyers. Remember 2006? The Oilers acquired Dwayne Roloson, Jaroslav Spacek and Sergei Samsonov—who all proved to be vital pieces of that unlikely march to the Stanley Cup final.
Now other teams will try to pick a few pieces from the Oilers to make a run for themselves. Although Steve Tambellini seems content with most of the current pieces in place, as the deadline nears the offers will get better, and Tambellini may not be able to resist pulling the trigger.
Here are the five Oilers most likely to be dealt from now until the deadline on February 27th.