March 07 2014 09:22AM
I understand GM Craig MacTavish can't just snap his fingers and conjure up the finished product he hopes his Edmonton Oilers will be when this rebuild is done and his team is actually contending for something other than a lottery pick again.
I certainly didn't expect it Wednesday at the trade deadline – it went pretty much as I expected it would as MacT rid himself of Ales Hemsky and Nick Schultz for draft picks after unloading Ilya Bryzgalov and acquiring Viktor Fasth – so I'm not disappointed he didn’t re-shape the team in a major way.
March 06 2014 03:03PM
Now that the playoff roster deadline has passed, the focus, unfortunately for Oilers fans, once again turns to the draft lottery.
The Oilers are virtually guaranteed to finish in the bottom five, and unless one of the teams finishing 17th-25th wins the lottery, the Oilers will have another top-five pick.
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Tonight's game is critical, if you believe a higher draft spot guarantees the Oilers a better player, because a win puts the Oilers within four points of the Islanders, while a loss puts them eight points back.
Let the race begin.
March 05 2014 11:10PM
Today's deadline deal that sent away Nick Schultz opens up a big league job for a left defender. Oscar Klefbom was to receive the call today, but suffered an injury and his NHL debut is delayed.
March 05 2014 05:13PM
The 2014 NHL Trade Deadline was the most action-packed in years!
Who won? Who lost? Who did absolutely nothing? Check it out.
March 05 2014 08:19AM
It looks like my first order of business at the Nation is to sit on my ass and watch TV for the day. Life is good. Which Oilers will be traded? How many 4th round picks will we collect? No one knows for sure, but I'm "excited" to find out.