I remain convinced that the path to success for the Oilers is to remain patient. It appears RHD have become the new 'must have' for all GM's everywhere.
The obvious gets remain Demers (UFA) and Savard (CBJ cap-hell).
Outside of that I see a couple of paths forward using Yakupov as the trade piece (pick one):
Juulsen and Minnesota 2016 2nd (#45) FOR Yakupov and Pittsburgh 2016 3rd (#91)
Pysyk and Minnesota 2016 3rd (#76) FOR Yakupov
Savard-Fayne-Pysyk is light-years ahead of last years RHD group if that is the line-up out of training camp.
I also think they should sign Clendening; guy will come in at less than a $1 million a yr for 2 or 3 and at that price the depth is more than worth it - especially since you can bury him in the minors to alleviate (the vast majority) of the cap hurt if you need to.
Here is the big question - what do you add to Nurse to get Ristolainen?