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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#1 27Ginge
March 03 2014, 11:54AM
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Probably an overpayment based on his body of work but I could care less. If you don't have tending you can't be competitive.

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#2 Rick
March 03 2014, 12:09PM
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A deal anyone could make on this site. This was obvious. I'm not giving too much credit for the GM.

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#3 Wonger
March 03 2014, 12:35PM
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MACT PLEASE PICK UP FRAZER MCLAREN OFF OF WAIVERS.......4TH Line with Gazdic...... PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!......even if you have to waive Jones or Joensuu.......otherwise Burke is going to add him to go along with Trevor Gillies, McGrattan, Westgarth, Kanzig, Breen, etc. C'mon MacT you also need him for Vancouver games.... MacIntyre is probably going to retire at the end of the year.....he can even play a little bit....Eakins knows him well........C'mon MacT PLEEEAAAASSSSEEEEEEEEE!In our division ou can never have enough SIZE and TOUGHNESS!!!!!! PLEEAAASEEEE MACT PLEEAAAAAAAAAAASSSEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#4 Fred
March 03 2014, 12:17PM
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Ben Scrivens has played well on a very small sample size with the Oilers. Dubnyk has played well at various times on a small sample size. It took a long time for Oilers to realize he was not a #1 goalie. I,m no expert on goalies and I have no faith in the Oilers making a correct evaluation .Scrivens may turn out to be a bust. Given the Oilers track record there is a good chance this will be a bad contract.

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#5 Serious Gord
March 03 2014, 12:43PM
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A reasonable deal i suppose. Perhaps a bit of an overpay - there really isn't much of a track record and two other teams thought him dispensible.

What cannot happen is for Mact to assume - as he did with dubnyk and lebarbara - that this is enough strength in net. He should still be actively looking for a true number one and be prepared to pay for it. If there is one position where having an oversupply rarely hurts a team it is in net.

That said, i think he does think that scrivens is enough.

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#6 Robert
March 03 2014, 12:28PM
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Everyone is desperate for good news for the Oilers , they have made Scrivens a 1A or 1B goalie already. A very small sample size. Reality has a way of biting Oilers fans in the arse. We wait and see.

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#7 John Chambers
March 03 2014, 12:14PM
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Great deal for economy. Get another 1A goalie for $2M or less, dump Hemsky's, Gagner's, Jones', Schultz's contracts, and now you've got money to add a top-pair D (overpay for Markov), and Grabovski for 2C.

Hall - RNH - Eberle

Perron - Grabovski - Yakupov

Hendricks - Gordon - Winnik

Horak - Lander - Pitlick

Markov - Schultz

Petry - Marincin

Ference - Klefbom

Nurse

Scrivens / Reimer

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#8 Wonger
March 03 2014, 01:42PM
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v4ance wrote:

I tried to double trash this post but it wouldn't let me.

You haven't been watching Toronto's 4th line (with McLaren) getting owned and outscored almost as badly as our 4th line.

If we really want to stay in 29th-30th place, we pick up McLaren types. If we actually want to improve, we pick up real players who can skate and score.

Listen GENIOUS, watch which NHL team picks up RAZOR FRAZER MCLAREN - it will be a team that is more successful than us! The kid can play, is super tough, a BC boy and will be an effective member of a western division team for man years to come- is he even 25 yet? A great 12/13 forward for any team- why not us????????????? MacT is doing great things, however, the Oil could have had McGrattan, Sestito and previously McLaren for nothing off of waivers in the last couple of years! Instead we have to put up with way over the hill Smytty and big fairies/fake toughies/fly by non-hitters like Jones/Joensuu on our fourth line. Sestito/Gazdic/Mclaren would be a very good 4TH line!!!!!VERY GOOD - ALL PURPOSE-TRUCULENT!!!!!!!!!!! Sestito and Gazdic can even kill penalties!!!!!!! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!

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#9 Eulers
March 03 2014, 12:54PM
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I don't know...

I hear Khabibulin is available for $3M/year for 3+ year contract, so...

Basically what I'm saying is that Scrivens is an overpayment !

:P :P :P

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#10 Towersofdub
March 03 2014, 12:29PM
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@Rick

absolutely...everyone in the world who can speak English can say "Hi Ben, we'd like to give you a 2 yr contract for $2.3MM/yr to play for us"

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#11 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:15PM
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Like everyone else here, I like what I've seen of Ben Scrivens so far....and I'm glad we signed him.....but I still don't quite get how he's making $550,000 playing 3rd string for LA and eight weeks later we're paying him $2.3 million......it's not my money and we don't have big time cap pressure but it still seems a little odd somehow..

If Scrivens turns out to be our number one goalie then that would mean MacT absolutely FLEECED Dean Lombardi......

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#12 99
March 03 2014, 01:17PM
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I think its best if we draft a center this year. Gagner days are numbered here and we don't have any 2nd line center prospects that would be able to fill the void in the future.

On the back end we have prospects that need time to develop. Nurse, Klefbom, Gernat should not be rushed. In the meantime, add stop gaps even if it means we have to overpay for a few years.

Read that Edler is available. Sign Markov.

Markov-Ference Edler-Schultz Marincin- Petry

A guy like Lander is beginning to score in the AHL. Doesn't mean we should bring him next year for a 4th line role. Let him get another season down there to build confidence.

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#13 Serious Gord
March 03 2014, 12:50PM
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And where are all the dubnyk supporters today?

It is now fair to say that perhaps the very worst thing KLOWE did as GM and then as Master of Tambo was to not try and get an established goalie from outside the organization as the pillar in net but rather put all of the team's future in net on two team prospects - Dubnyk and Delauriers. HE got Khabi to be a transitional player and mentor for those two.

And it cost the oil several spots in the standings for six(?) years.

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#14 nuge2nail
March 03 2014, 01:08PM
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Oiler Domination To Follow

Team needs at the start of season:

#2 Two Way Center with Size - Open

#2 Gritty Offensive LW - Perron

#3 Defensive Center - Gordan

#3 Gritty Tough LW - Hendricks

#1A Goalie - Open

#1B Goalie -Scrivens

Now we just need a #1D, #2D, #3D, #2C, and #1G and we are set.

Not a bad start for MacT, lots of work to do but he's filled in some holes. 40+ mil in cap space this off season, Mac will need to address at least two of the issues above for any chance at progress.

We should draft our future #2C or #2D this draft.

2763 days since the oilers last playoff game and counting...

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#15 Muji
March 03 2014, 12:11PM
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Darcy wrote:

It took Nashville what 2 months to waive dubnyk and took us how many years of waiting and seeing?

#1: Dubnyk has been pretty solid the last couple years. Some were even expecting him to a be a darkhorse Team Canada pick less than 1 year ago. Before that, he was considered a developing prospect.

#2: Pekka Rinne is back.

It's amazing how fast an NHL career can go south... and it comes at the worst possible time for him with his contract being up and a strong crop of FA goalies this summer. I hope he lands on his feet.

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#16 Randaman
March 03 2014, 11:53AM
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Who makes the rules that a starter has to come up a certain way? Thought so. This is a bright spot on a very bleak year. Now we just need a #2 & #3 D, a #2 C and trade some smurfs for some size in the top 6. Eberle comes to mind. Tired of the fly bys and lack of effort defensively. Hanging with Snow pants too much.

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#17 Wonger
March 03 2014, 04:10PM
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Towersofdub wrote:

I can't wait to hear which set of ligaments markov will need to have reconstructed at about 5 pm on the same Wednesday.

Funny! I can't wait to here Myers, Stewart and Scott comment on being Olers after the multi-player swap with Buffalo on Wednesday! Yakupov et al going the other way, draft choices swapping teams -YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!!!!WONGER KNOWS THE SCOOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#18 Randaman
March 03 2014, 12:24PM
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John Chambers wrote:

Great deal for economy. Get another 1A goalie for $2M or less, dump Hemsky's, Gagner's, Jones', Schultz's contracts, and now you've got money to add a top-pair D (overpay for Markov), and Grabovski for 2C.

Hall - RNH - Eberle

Perron - Grabovski - Yakupov

Hendricks - Gordon - Winnik

Horak - Lander - Pitlick

Markov - Schultz

Petry - Marincin

Ference - Klefbom

Nurse

Scrivens / Reimer

Obviously you have become accustomed to being in the bottom 6th in the standings. Give your head a shake. Markova isn't going anywhere and Grabovski? Really?? Draisoitti will be there next year as the #2 C

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#19 Darcy
March 03 2014, 11:59AM
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It took Nashville what 2 months to waive dubnyk and took us how many years of waiting and seeing?

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#20 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
March 03 2014, 01:53PM
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Oilerz4life wrote:

Pretty sure Scrivens wasn't signed so they could try to move him before Wednesday, thats rediculous.

I'm a little confused by your comment.

Your term "pretty sure", must mean he's in that untouchable category for you now I guess, eh?

I'm also "pretty sure" Ben would be a throw in if it helped MacTavish bring in a top pairing blueliner. Ben is just the next in line to benefit from that hopeful label that Dubey hid behind these last 5 yrs. Time will tell. He just buys MacTavish a little more time.

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#21 RexHolez
March 03 2014, 11:52AM
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My thoughts are they better win more than 25 games next year. I don't care who's playing

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#22 Serious Gord
March 03 2014, 01:31PM
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dougtheslug wrote:

I don't know, Gord, there's lots of competition there for the worst thing KLowe has done.Failing to address center depth, failing to recognize what a pro d-man looks like, fostering a losing culture in order to draft skill, and then being unable to develop that skill, presiding over a parade of coaches without building a stable development strategy, trading away draft picks for bottom six forwards and 5-6 dmen. And failng to sign a number one goalie. Take your pick

The generally accepted wisdom is that you build from the net out. that has not been KLOWE and co.'s MO.

I dont thnik any of the items would being addressed would have won more games than a top flight goalie would have over the past six years (imagine if we had gotten niemi when we had the chance...)

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#23 Hall of a Player
March 03 2014, 01:34PM
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Wonger wrote:

MACT PLEASE PICK UP FRAZER MCLAREN OFF OF WAIVERS.......4TH Line with Gazdic...... PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!......even if you have to waive Jones or Joensuu.......otherwise Burke is going to add him to go along with Trevor Gillies, McGrattan, Westgarth, Kanzig, Breen, etc. C'mon MacT you also need him for Vancouver games.... MacIntyre is probably going to retire at the end of the year.....he can even play a little bit....Eakins knows him well........C'mon MacT PLEEEAAAASSSSEEEEEEEEE!In our division ou can never have enough SIZE and TOUGHNESS!!!!!! PLEEAAASEEEE MACT PLEEAAAAAAAAAAASSSEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Wonger,

I think it's TIME for your MEDS!!!!!!!!!!!

JK, bud....I wouldn't mind seeing McLaren here.

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#24 Wonger
March 03 2014, 02:22PM
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oilerjed wrote:

Hate to state the obvious flaw in your thinking WONGER. but unless its the Sabres every other team is more successful then us.

As for the Markov rumor, are their any links??

You know I am a well connected insider! Markov will be an Oiler by Wednesday 1 PM at the latest! Lander, and surprise, Big Steve MacIntyre, will be going the other way!!!!SSShhhhh!!!!!, don't spill the beans-beano!!!!!!

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#25 Sevenseven
March 03 2014, 02:41PM
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This group of players just needs steroids. I havent heard of them at the nhl level. The oilers can show up faster, stronger, heavier and meaner. Hell, let a 200lb arcobello beat the hell out of an enforcer, prove a point, you dont mess with the oil. A faster 225lb hall would be a demon. Might as well be the groundbreaking team of cheating. Eakins is all about training, so stack the test with epo. Livestrong for life!

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#26 clrsnldvc81
March 03 2014, 11:56AM
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Considering it only cost us a 3rd rounder to get argueably the most HOPEFUL goalie in recent years, i say it's a good signing...

side note... Dubnyk on waivers as per Tee Ess Enn

Pretty sure we won that trade with Nashville...

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#27 Towersofdub
March 03 2014, 12:25PM
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@Darcy

he's the 3rd best goalie on Nashville's roster right now. he was, unfortunately, the best goalie on the oilers roster!

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#28 Towersofdub
March 03 2014, 02:49PM
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@Harry

what NHL team other than Edmonton would want Sam Gagner? 8 years in Edmonton, and he still plays like he's 18. No one wants him. No one is offering Edmonton anything worth having in a trade.

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#29 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 04:22PM
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Tikkanese wrote:

Are you just being negative for the sake of being negative?

I guarantee he is trying to resign Hemsky and has been for most of the season. If Hemsky doesn't want to resign, MacT cannot force him to. Getting anything for a UFA is better than getting nothing. How is any of that "brutal asset management"?

Paying top 6 money to a 3rd liner(here) is brutal asset management. That is what Hemsky makes now and will surely want to keep on making, and will make if he goes to UFA. What say you?

It's brutal in that Hemsky should have been moved at the deadline last year but management decided to keep him and make a push for the remainder of the season....they didn't want to send the wrong message to the team......of course the monumental end of season collapse occurred and the rest is history.

Getting a late second round pick for a talent like Hemsky is brutal no matter how much sunshine you blow out your ars!

That's my humble opinion.

What say all of you!

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#30 toprightcorner
March 03 2014, 11:53AM
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Great signing by both parties. No real risk at that cap hit and leaves lots of room for adding a solid goalie to push Scrivens for the starting role.

If Scrivens keeps up his play for the next 2 years he will get a starting goalie contract, if not he can still be a quality back up.

If MacT can add a solid guy like Halak or equivilant to create competition, our goalie issues could potentially be taken care of.

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#31 D
March 03 2014, 11:54AM
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Full credit to MacT on this one. Great signing, not too much cap risk.

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#32 John Chambers
March 03 2014, 12:31PM
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Randaman wrote:

Obviously you have become accustomed to being in the bottom 6th in the standings. Give your head a shake. Markova isn't going anywhere and Grabovski? Really?? Draisoitti will be there next year as the #2 C

Rumour has the Oilers pursuing Markov (and likely a big overpay on a 3-year contract). I'm supportive as there just isn't anything else available for LD that can fill the role. This to me is a necessary stop gap until Nurse is ready for the big assignments.

I could see the Oilers going after Spezza, or trading the pick for a C who can play on the top 2 lines. Gagner won't cut it, and Draisaitl or Bennett or Reinhart aren't the answer for the next two seasons.

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#33 v4ance
March 03 2014, 12:48PM
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@Wonger

I tried to double trash this post but it wouldn't let me.

You haven't been watching Toronto's 4th line (with McLaren) getting owned and outscored almost as badly as our 4th line.

If we really want to stay in 29th-30th place, we pick up McLaren types. If we actually want to improve, we pick up real players who can skate and score.

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#34 nuge2nail
March 03 2014, 01:35PM
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Next up, is Connor McJesus. wrote:

If only they could land that Fredrick Andersson kid now from the Ducks. The Oil would go into next season with some actual hope in goal. Have to eat some crow on this Scrivens signing as well. Figured Ben would use the Oilers to try and drive up the price and go elsewhere during the summer.

If Ben is moved before Wednesday, he comes with a very affordable contract. There's probably half a dozen teams looking to add some depth in goal for when the real season starts.

Oiler Domination To Follow

I could see the oilers swapping the pick they get In the Hemsky trade for Viktor Fasth.

Rumour is he's available, amazing rookie season last year. Not sure we need an unproven injury prone goalie though- big gamble, high risk move.

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#35 Zarny
March 03 2014, 01:36PM
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Awesome. As good as Scrivens has looked he is still unproven as a 60 starts per year guy so a 2 yr term is perfect with a reasonable cap hit.

Job well done MacT.

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#36 Zarny
March 03 2014, 01:38PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

The generally accepted wisdom is that you build from the net out. that has not been KLOWE and co.'s MO.

I dont thnik any of the items would being addressed would have won more games than a top flight goalie would have over the past six years (imagine if we had gotten niemi when we had the chance...)

No it's not.

Chicago didn't build from the net out. Neither did Pit or Bos or LA or Det.

I completely agree that one of the Oilers failings was betting it all on Dubnyk; but there is no set formula for building a Cup winner other than to actually win the Cup you need every piece in place.

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#38 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 02:57PM
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Anyone else think that moving Hemsky for a late 2nd round pick is counter-productive?

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#39 RexHolez
March 03 2014, 03:25PM
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Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty) wrote:

As opposed to re-signing him.

If you were hemsky would you resign here??

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#40 Old Retired Guy (A.K.A. Die-Nasty)
March 03 2014, 03:41PM
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Ed in Edmonton wrote:

Hemsky has spoken more the media (and fans) in the last week than in his entire stay here. All his quotes make it pretty clear he is just waiting to get out of here. He has no intention of resigning, so getting anything for him will be better than getting nothing for him.

Agreed....I'm just saying I think that's brutal asset management...

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#41 Naky
March 03 2014, 05:47PM
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You know what would be funny.

Trading away Bryz for whatever you can get, be it some form of pick or whatever and them claiming Dubnyk on waivers. We're paying half of his salary already and he may as well sit around as our backup for the rest of the year until he hits free agency.

It'd be glorious, really. Traded him away for a piece sorely needed, get him back for free to be a backup in exchange for a goaltender we don't really want/who likely doesn't want to resign for yet another asset in return. Asset management++.

Won't happen though, this management's far too incompetent to do that. Oh, okay, I won't put it entirely on them - nobody probably wants Bryz either.

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#42 crustygrit
March 03 2014, 11:50AM
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A responsible bridge contract that reduces the Oilers risk going forward behind the pipes.

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#43 tileguy
March 03 2014, 12:16PM
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I have to eat more crow, I predicted it would take at least $3 mil to sign Benjamin, so good work MacT. (previous plate was served to me regarding Omark)

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#44 james_dean
March 03 2014, 12:18PM
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In nurse we trust

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#45 Frank the dog
March 03 2014, 12:23PM
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Rick wrote:

A deal anyone could make on this site. This was obvious. I'm not giving too much credit for the GM.

I'm pleasantly surprised that a worthwhile player is prepared to sign on this team. Not sure whether it was the goalie or the Oilers limiting their risk, though.

Definitely a positive development for this team. It would have been quite embarrassing if even a local boy like Scrivens had refused to sign.

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#46 Bucknuck
March 03 2014, 12:24PM
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Now that trade involving the round 3 pick looks pretty darn good MacT. Nice work.

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#47 pkam
March 03 2014, 12:25PM
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Rick wrote:

A deal anyone could make on this site. This was obvious. I'm not giving too much credit for the GM.

Not me. I was expecting 2.5M to 3.0M so I would start my offer at 2.5M and hope it was signed somewhere in between.

I was surprised MacT managed to sign him at 2.3M.

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#48 clrsnldvc81
March 03 2014, 12:34PM
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John Chambers wrote:

Rumour has the Oilers pursuing Markov (and likely a big overpay on a 3-year contract). I'm supportive as there just isn't anything else available for LD that can fill the role. This to me is a necessary stop gap until Nurse is ready for the big assignments.

I could see the Oilers going after Spezza, or trading the pick for a C who can play on the top 2 lines. Gagner won't cut it, and Draisaitl or Bennett or Reinhart aren't the answer for the next two seasons.

Spezza on the trade block but with a limited no trade so what are the chances he comes to Edmonton?

I think Spezza is a better option than Gags on any day that ends in "Y"

Not sure what it would take to get that deal done though...

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#49 ?
March 03 2014, 12:41PM
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John Chambers wrote:

Great deal for economy. Get another 1A goalie for $2M or less, dump Hemsky's, Gagner's, Jones', Schultz's contracts, and now you've got money to add a top-pair D (overpay for Markov), and Grabovski for 2C.

Hall - RNH - Eberle

Perron - Grabovski - Yakupov

Hendricks - Gordon - Winnik

Horak - Lander - Pitlick

Markov - Schultz

Petry - Marincin

Ference - Klefbom

Nurse

Scrivens / Reimer

That roster looks awful, especially on D

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#50 dougtheslug
March 03 2014, 01:04PM
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Serious Gord wrote:

And where are all the dubnyk supporters today?

It is now fair to say that perhaps the very worst thing KLOWE did as GM and then as Master of Tambo was to not try and get an established goalie from outside the organization as the pillar in net but rather put all of the team's future in net on two team prospects - Dubnyk and Delauriers. HE got Khabi to be a transitional player and mentor for those two.

And it cost the oil several spots in the standings for six(?) years.

I don't know, Gord, there's lots of competition there for the worst thing KLowe has done.Failing to address center depth, failing to recognize what a pro d-man looks like, fostering a losing culture in order to draft skill, and then being unable to develop that skill, presiding over a parade of coaches without building a stable development strategy, trading away draft picks for bottom six forwards and 5-6 dmen. And failng to sign a number one goalie. Take your pick

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