March 02 2015 10:23AM
From the puck drop on opening night almost everyone watching and covering the Oilers expected Jeff Petry to be traded at the deadline, and the expected return was a 2nd round pick. That occurred today when the Montreal Canadiens acquired the 27 year-old D-man for a 2nd round pick and a conditional 5th rounder.
If the Habs win one playoff round that conditional picks becomes a 4th rounder, if they win two rounds it becomes a 3rd rounder. The Oilers essentially got an extra pick for Petry, which is good, but they also traded away a player who is a proven NHL player.
March 02 2015 07:52AM
It’s that time of year again! That time when the Oilers sell off actual human beings for wishes and magic beans. How many beans are coming our way? We’ll be staring at Twitter with calculators in hand to find out those answers. Jeanshorts and I will keep this thing updated throughout the day with everything that happens for the Oilers and around the NHL. This is the OilersNation trade deadline live blog!
March 02 2015 07:10AM
The Jeff Petry watch is over. On Monday morning, the Edmonton Oilers traded him to Montreal for a pair of draft picks.
March 01 2015 07:30PM
Spring is almost here! The trade deadline is almost here! First Star, Worst Star? It's here RIGHT NOW!
March 01 2015 06:09PM
For the second season in a row, Craig MacTavish finds Edmonton’s goaltending in need of an overhaul. Last year, he looked for answers before the trade deadline, adding Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth in exchange for draft picks rather than waiting for the summer to make a move.
History may be about to repeat itself, and rumour has it that the rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs may be the target.