With Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish focused squarely on the 2013-14 season, and with at least one if not more potential blockbuster trades happening in the coming months, assessing the organization’s best trades makes sense.
In the salary cap era, it is not always easy to make multi-player trades. But for several seasons, the Oilers operated under a self-imposed salary cap under different ownership groups, despite there not being a league-imposed ceiling.
The Oilers have never been a free-spending organization. But under current owner Daryl Katz, the purse strings appear to be as loose as they have ever been.
If the Oilers can find willing trade partners, this offseason may be one of the busiest in recent history as the Oilers have a number of forwards that many teams will be interested in obtaining.
The following five trades, in ascending order, are the best in Oilers history.