EDMONTON (CP) - The Edmonton Oilers are contemplating throwing in a
veteran name to the mix in order to finally trade unsigned centre Mike
With Edmonton winless in five games, the heat is on GM Kevin Lowe to
make a move.
``We have to look at our team and our situation,'' Kevin Prendergast,
the Oilers' vice-president of hockey operations, told the Edmonton
Sun. ``We have to take a look at it. We have to consider if there's
some players we can put on the table along with Mike.
``We'd have to get back exactly what we'd want, to do something like
that, and that's not a given, but we have players other teams are
Would the likes of Eric Brewer, Jason Smith, Brad Isbister, Ryan Smyth
or Georges Laraque be made available?
``When you're 27th on the power play and 30th in penalty killing, your
front-end guys and your back end guys who you're paying a lot of money
to aren't doing the job,'' Prendergast said.
``Maybe it's time to take a look and say, `Maybe we can make a
two-for-two deal or a three-for-three deal.' I don't know, but I think
it's something we have to go over.''