The Oilers' top two lines appear to be set, barring any sort of injury. This is unfortunate news for Sam Gagner, as he was once projected to be the top center here in Edmonton—or at least a very good second-line center.
With Ryan Nugent-Hopkins playing up to his expectations and Shawn Horcoff locked up until the 2014-2015 season, the top two centerman roles are occupied for the time being. Gagner can play some wing, but the Oilers are also well-equipped on both wings.
Sam is an impending RFA. He's making a mere $2.275 million—but will likely demand a raise in the offseason.
Will the Oilers be the ones to give it to him? Or will it be someone else?
Here are a few trade options the Oilers should consider.