Various sources reports the Minnesota Wild have dealt defenseman Nick Schultz to the Edmonton Oilers for defenseman Tom Gilbert.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The third trade of the day is also a true “hockey trade”, being player for player. It’s an interesting move by both clubs. Gilbert is a puck-moving defenseman, while Schultz is more of a defensive blueliner. It’s also been suggested this move was made by the Wild in anticipation of clearing salary for signing Zach Parise in the off-season, but I consider that getting ahead of themselves. Both have two years remaining on their contracts. The Oilers needed a more experienced defensive blueline presence, while the Wild need an offensive boost on their blueline they’ve lacked since trading away Brent Burns. 

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One Response to Wild Trade Schultz to Oilers for Gilbert.

  1. papler says:

    has been made official on oilers website…

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