SCRIVENS SIGNS TWO YEAR DEAL

Jason Gregor
March 03 2014 10:54AM

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The Oilers have signed Ben Scrivens to a two-year extension worth a total of $4.6 million.

Scrivens will be at $2.3 million cap hit, and It will be interesting to see who the Oilers sign to battle/platoon with him next season.

Scrivens still leads the NHL in SV% amongst goalies who have started more than 20 games. Scrivens has a .934SV% split between Edmonton (.940) and LA (.931).

He is in his 4th season as a pro.

He split his first year between the ECHL (13 games) and the AHL (33). The next two years he was in Toronto, 61 games in the AHL with the Marlies and 32 games with the Maple Leafs.

This is his first season where he has spent all his time in the NHL and he has put up great numbers.

I've read and heard many suggest he is a career backup, but I think that might be a tad premature to say. He has improved every season, and each year he has played more games in the NHL and his SV% has improved during each campaign.

This is a great contract for the Oilers. Scrivens should be extremely motivated to earn the starting job, and his price point could make him one of the best bargains in the NHL if he wins the job.

I don't see a negative with this signing. What are your thoughts?

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#151 samurai003
March 03 2014, 06:33PM
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Would Chris Philips be a good pickup for the young D?

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#152 Wonger
March 03 2014, 07:03PM
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The Soup Fascist wrote:

I hope you are talking Barbara Ann Scott. At least she could skate - and was still tough enough to take out Kessel.

Big John SCOTT baby- the ultimate ENFORCER in the whole world!!!

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#153 Wonger
March 03 2014, 07:11PM
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Rama Lama wrote:

Then you must have heard that John Scott refused a deal last year to come to Edmonton............just as well the gut is a BIG Pussy and will not fight guys in his own division.

BIG LUKE WOULD DESTROY HIM IN A FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

Big John SCOTT chose Buffalo over Edmonton because it is very close to where his family currently resides! However, he was born in Edmonton and has told me that he would love to be an Oiler! Luke GAZDIC is a great kid, and top young enforcer, but would get destroyed by big John SCOTT as will McGrattan in Calgary! Wonger knows ENFORCERS! Stevie Mac is the only fighter SCOTT is concerned/cautious about fighting!

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#154 Oilcruzer
March 03 2014, 07:30PM
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Ed in Edmonton wrote:

$2.3 per year is a grey area for goalies. A bargain for a starter or an overpayment for a back-up. Lets hope its the former in this case.

Huge bargain for any team with no starter.

This isn't a surprise though. The fit is perfect for each side, as is the term. This is where and how Roly got er... Rolling.

Wow, this looks a lot better than the start of the year.

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#155 Dog Train
March 03 2014, 09:10PM
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This was probably mentioned already but only about an hour after the Scrivens signing was announced, Dubnyk was place on waivers. I'd say that Mactavish had a good day when he essentially dealt Dubnyk and a 3rd rounder for Scrivens and Hendricks. Good for Scrivens and if he is our starter then he will be a bargain at 2.3 per season. Good deal, we didn't overpay for a short sample size and the term is just right.

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