Don Cherry has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind.
The long-time star of Hockey Night in Canada and former NHL coach touched on the subject of the Edmonton Oilers, a club greatly struggling to start the season and without a win prior to their Monday meeting with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Cherry believes the Oilers – with a 0-4-1 record and numerous doubts, concerns and questions about their player and coaching personnel – need to trade one of their top young players, according to Sportsnet.ca. He did, apparently, bring up the name Jordan Eberle in this discussion with Sportsnet 590 The Fan.
“You can’t trade (Nail) Yakupov, because nobody’s going to take him,” said Cherry, as per Sportsnet.ca. “(Jordan) Eberle or one of those guys have got to go.
“It’s a tough deal giving one of (the young players) away, but something’s gotta go.”