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Zero Chance Of Trading Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Zero Chance Of Trading Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Published On: Thu, Dec 28
Feb 29, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) skates in the ice during warm-ups prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With the Arizona Coyotes looking up from the bottom of the standings once again, trade speculation surrounding their best player has heated up in recent months. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is a free agent in the summer of 2019, and could fetch a massive return if the Coyotes decided to move him. That wont be happening any time soon though, as GM John Chayka told Craig Custance of The Athletic. When asked about the chance Ekman-Larsson is traded, he made it clear:

Nope. None. Zero. For us, its pretty simple. Oliver has invested a lot into this team, continues to want to make it work. Hes one of the top defensemen in the league and, I guess, is expecting to be paid that way and thats fine with me.

Ekman-LarssonChayka goes in-depth on his reasoning and strategy behind keeping Ekman-Larsson on the team, and Custance susses out some of his interesting theories on rebuilding. At the end, it seems clear that Chayka wouldnt consider a move for his star defenseman.

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