There’s been plenty of trade smoke blowing around the Edmonton Oilers this summer, and it’s starting to sound like there may be some real fire at the source of all of those rumors. Specifically, various reports have suggested the team might be willing to part with Taylor Hall or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in order to improve their defense.

By selecting Jesse Puljujarvi at the 2016 NHL Draft, the Oilers added yet another talented forward. Still missing from their roster – something that’s been missing for years – are skilled defensemen who can shut down the opposition while helping out on offense.