This just in from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: “The action has heated up, no surprise, on Patrick Maroon with Rick Nash dealt. Told that 7 teams have been in touch with the Oilers. Potential for a trade before the day ends although that’s still tough to predict at this juncture.” My take Seven teams — if corrrect, that’s a fine market for getting a decent bid. It seems like sellers are doing well so far at this NHL trade deadline, including Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli, who earlier today made out well in moving out Mark Letestu. This trade has huge implications for Chiarelli, as the pressure is on to get a big win, a player who can help the Oilers sooner, not later.