Team(s) Interested-Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers could be without defenseman Ryan Whitney (ankle), Ladislav Smid (shoulder) and Taylor Chorney (knee) for the opener, and possibly longer. The Oilers need a puck moving defenseman, and the 2 names that continue to pop up are Free Agent Bryan McCabe and Toronto’s Carl Gunnarson. Toronto had to cut Keith Aulie today, who at times was the best defenceman for the Leafs last year. With Dion Phaneuf, John Michael Liles, Luke Schenn, Jake Gardiner, Mike Komisarek and Cody Franson, they have room for a trade. McCabe, on the other hand, is looking for work, and even though his production has slowed down in recent years, he can still be a reliable power play quarterback. They’ll probably look toward Tom Gilbert and Cam Barker to create offense, but if they don`t impress by November, it’s time start shopping.