Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini is getting calls about Sam Gagner, but it would be a shock if the forward is dealt at the NHL trade deadline.

Eight points in a single game and figuring in 11 straight goals over two games makes you a tad more unavailable.

"I've said from the outset (even before his incredible splurge to tie Ryan Smyth for third in team scoring) that I believe in Sam. He's played a lot of different roles for us over the last year and a half (centre or the wing) and I was so happy he had a couple of nights (eight points versus the Chicago Blackhawks and three the next game against the Detroit Red Wings), where you saw the potential come to reality. It was a lot of fun," said Tambellini.