HEAVY STICK, HEAVY PLAYER

Lowetide
April 25 2015 07:04PM


The Edmonton Oilers as a team will experience another summer of change in 2015. Craig MacTavish had a mind to return 80% of the roster next season—and salary commitments mean massive overhaul is impossible—but the number of jobs available may increase after trades and buyouts under new GM Peter Chiarelli.

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Which Boston Bruins players might the Oilers target this offseason?

Jonathan Willis
April 25 2015 07:00AM

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NHL people are like people anywhere: when they find something that works they generally stick with it. It’s not uncommon to see new general managers or coaches reach back to their old organizations for talent; they know the players, know what they can do and it only makes sense to grab a known quantity rather than roll the dice on a newcomer.

We know from his time in Boston that Peter Chiarelli isn’t an exception to the rule. So which Bruins might be both a) plausibly available and b) a good fit for Edmonton?

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ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

Lowetide
April 24 2015 08:32PM

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One week ago, we were comparing Dylan Strome to Noah Hanifin, talking about small steps next season and trying to figure out the real meaning of 11.5%. This Friday? Absolutely insane.

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Peter Chiarelli Isn't Afraid to Deal Young Players

Jonathan Willis
April 24 2015 06:56PM

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In two years as Edmonton Oilers general manager, Craig MacTavish consistently made it clear that he had no desire to move the team’s core players. The definition of the core moved a little over time, but it was clear at all points along the way that as far as the G.M. was concerned the team’s best young players would provide the best value right where they were.

On his first day as general manager, Peter Chiarelli sang a very different tune.

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PETER CHIARELLI NAMED PRESIDENT OF HOCKEY OPS & GENERAL MANAGER

baggedmilk
April 24 2015 01:03PM

Reaper

This is a big day. For years we've been clamouring for changes in the Oilers management team and now they are finally happening. I doubt this is the last shoe to drop but, in the very least, this is the start of a very interesting transition for this franchise. 

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