On tonight’s episode of Hockey Night in Canada’s Headliners, Elliotte Friedman noted that the Oilers’ Matt Hendricks could be on the trade block. Friedman said that perhaps the Minnesota Wild could be a possible destination. Hendricks is from Blaine, Minnesota, so it makes a bit of sense there.
Matt Hendricks has been a healthy scratch more times than not since coming back from injury and his performances when he has been playing have been less than stellar. Not helping Hendricks’ situation is the fact that younger players like Tyler Pitlick and Anton Slepyshev have really stepped up their game.
Personally, I think that veterans like Matt Hendricks are invaluable when it comes to playoff races and actual playoff games. Also, I believe that he is the type of player that keeps a dressing room sane.
What do you think? Is it time for the Oilers to move on from Matt Hendricks or should they be trying to keep him in case of a playoff drive? Let us know in the comments below.