Apr 25, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Blue Jackets defeated the Stars 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Trade Rumors: Edmonton Oilers Offer No. 7 Overall Pick For Sergei Bobrovsky


Reports are surfacing just hours before the 2013 NHL Draft that the Edmonton Oilers have put together a package for Columbus Blue Jackets netminder Sergei Bobrovsky. Columbus reportedly began shopping Bobrovsky when he started asking for a long-term deal that would pay $6 million per season. The Blue Jackets were not willing to pay the price, so Bobrovsky became available for trade.

According to reports, Edmonton is offering a package that includes Devan Dubnyk and the No. 7 overall pick to the Blue Jackets.

If Bobrovsky is unable to get the money that he wants to remain in the NHL, he has a $10 million per season deal waiting for him in the KHL.

It would be tempting to pass up that kind of money if you can’t earn at least half of that price in the NHL.

It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this trade offer, but if it does it would have to happen soon. The draft is set to begin at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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