Don't count out Scrivens

Jason Gregor
July 30 2015 07:00AM

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Ben Scrivens struggled for much of last season. He set a career high in games played, 57, but he set career lows with an .890sv% and 3.16 GAA. His most consistent stretch occurred very early in the season when he posted a .900+sv% in five straight games between October 17th and 27th.

He struggled with consistency after those five games, and he only had two stretches of three games with a .900+sv% the rest of the season. His struggles led the Oilers to acquiring Cam Talbot at the draft and signing free agent Anders Nilsson, and now Scrivens enters training camp needing to re-establish himself.

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The Curious Case of Cody Franson

Cam Lewis
July 29 2015 06:00PM

It’s been three weeks and Cody Franson doesn’t have a contract. If you search his name on Google, you’ll be flooded with reports that the huge, offensively minded defenceman is speaking with teams all around the league. Most recent reports suggest he’s in talks with the Boston Bruins, who recently shipped their best blue-liner, Dougie Hamilton, to the Calgary Flames. And of course, there’s talk that he’s open to come back to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team he spent the majority of his career with before being dealt back to the Nashville Predators, who drafted him 79th overall in 2005.

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OILERS AND GOALIES: GOOD GRIEF

Lowetide
July 29 2015 01:50PM

We're coming up on 40 NHL drafts for the Edmonton Oilers and it's clear now they used all of their voodoo in the first three editions to grab their franchise goalies. I'd ask the Oilers what process they use to identify goalies to draft, but I'm afraid they'd tell me.

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WWYDW: Ryan Smyth

baggedmilk
July 29 2015 11:36AM

CaptainCanadaSmytty

A couple days ago, Jim Matheson wrote a story over at the Journal about Ryan Smyth looking to get back into hockey in some capacity. He goes on to mention, in the article, that Smytty's first choice for employment would obviously be with the Oilers. To me this seems like a logical fit, but what I think doesn't matter. I want to know what you think.

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LET'S TALK CHARITY...

baggedmilk
July 28 2015 01:31PM

Update

If you're looking for Oilers news you won't find that here. There will be very few Connor McDavid updates, and there will be no arguing about what the Oilers should be doing with the captaincy. This is a charity update on a few things that we've worked on over the past little while.  

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