The Good and Bad of the 2015 Offseason (So Far): Pacific Division

Cam Lewis
July 31 2015 09:00AM

Is it the start of the season yet? No, it isn't. In fact, it isn't even close. We still have over two months to go until the puck drops on the 2015-16 NHL season, meaning there's a lot of time for teams to make moves, and there's a lot of time to sit around and think about who's had a good offseason and who hasn't. Pretty much all of the interesting free agents are off the table now that we're heading into August, but as we saw the other day with the Canucks and Penguins, there's still a lot of time for teams to make moves and tweak their rosters. 

With that being said, after the jump I'm going to break down the good and the bad of the offseason in the Pacific Division (so far) and who might still be looking to make some more moves before the season starts. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 31 2015 07:00AM

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Canucks shake things up, pay too much for Sutter, Leafs-Bernier Arb battle, breaking down Lamoriello's past trades, one of the Flames top prospects coming to North America, McDavid, Scrivens, free agents still available for almost free and more in this week's Roundup.

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3 THOUGHTS: McDavid’s Linemates, the Captaincy, and Needing Your Help

baggedmilk
July 30 2015 02:42PM

Thinking

Even though Elliotte Friedman takes the summer off from his 30 thoughts segment, we keep the deep thoughts* rolling at Nation HQ. We’re still over a month away from the Young Stars Tournament, even longer away from the preseason, and just under 69 (#nice) days away from the season opener, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about the Oilers.

*debatable

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THE 2014 OIL KINGS: ALL THAT PLUS A LITTLE MORE

Lowetide
July 30 2015 10:30AM

They're gone now, scattered across North America and Europe with their professional hopes and dreams. It happens in the wink of an eye, but as fans we take stock every summer. Where are the boys who brought the Memorial Cup to our city? Answer: All over!

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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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