I could see the Oil being interested in the following:
D - Mark Streit (Visnovsky back, maybe he's available, Swiss connection with Oiler Coach Krueger)
D - Travis Hamonic (don't see how Snow moves him)
F - Nino Niederreiter (swiss connection with Oiler Coach Krueger)
F - Marty Reasoner (golden in the face-off department and Oilers need depth @ Center with the rash of injuries)
F - Kyle Okposo
But what would it take to get them? can't see anything of substance from the Oilers squad that Garth Snow would entertain in return.
The obvious Oiler dump is Paajarvi, but I don't see where he fits with the Islanders, and what else to add to the deal.
Does the following work?
F - M.Paajarvi 1.5mil (RFA at seasons end)
D - R.Whitney 4.0mil (UFA at seasons end)
F - N.Niederreiter 1.9mil (RFA in 2014)
D - M.Streit 4.1mil (UFA at seasons end)
Don't really think this move helps either then a change of scenery, its more of a lateral move for both clubs as salaries are almost a wash, where one teams failed prospect for another teams failed prospect.
Yakupov is leading the Oilers in goals and was just drafted 1st overall, don't see him being traded, unless this is some kind of earth shattering huge deal with other players and Tavares involved (which isn't happening either).
Oilers are probably digging around Nino and/or Okposo if this has any truth to it.
I believe coach Krueger coached Nino on the Swiss team.
Could see Streit and Okposo being available and possibly of interest to EDM.
Could see Paarjarvi and Gagner being available and possibly of interest to NYI.
In general though, Snow would be looking for players he feels could complement JT, likely on the right wing side.
One would think...
If Gagner is dealt a center would have to be coming back as most of our centers are hurt or playing hurt (RNH). We literally don't have any depth at that position at all, Ryan Smyth is playing center right now for us.
We just went on a freak run where we lost 4 centers to consecutive injuries in like 3 or 4 games, lol.
Ales Hemsky is basically the player you described and he likely is available for the right return.