Did the Edmonton Oilers Do Enough at the Trade Deadline?
The Edmonton Oilers essentially stood pat at the NHL trade deadline, making just one deal, bringing in depth forward Jerred Smithson from the Florida Panthers for a fourth round pick.
Smithson will certainly bring value to the bottom six and brings size, grit and experience. He’s an excellent penalty killer and good in the face-off circle. He will help, but he is not a difference maker.
The question is, did Steve Tambellini and the Oilers do enough at the deadline to make them a serious playoff contender?