Sportsnet’s Mark Spector reports that while the Edmonton Oilers continue to look for an answer this season, “at least one team” is showing interest in defenseman Matt Benning in trade talks. Spector writes that the team would likely be willing to give up Anton Slepyshev or Ryan Strome in potential deals as well. Edmonton is off to a terrible start for a club that was expected to contend for the Stanley Cup this season, riding a 3-6-1 record into Wednesday’s matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Connor McDavid clearly can’t carry the team all on his own, and they’ve received little offensive help beyond the top line. Slepyshev has been held scoreless thus far, while Strome has just three points on the season. That’s while Jordan Eberle starts to thrive in New York with nine points through 11 games. The Oilers need help, and they need it soon if they’re going to turn around this ship.
Edmonton Oilers’ Matt Benning Drawing Interest
Pro Hockey Rumors | Oct 30