Devan Dubnyk wants to work with Oilers goalie coach Frederic Chabot again

Jonathan Willis
June 03 2014 02:00PM


Devan Dubnyk had a terrible season, but he isn’t blaming Edmonton goalie coach Frederic Chabot.

“He’s been incredible for me,” said Dubnyk, who told CBC’s Elliotte Friedman that he’d like to keep working with Chabot.

Interesting, that.

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Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin would solve a lot of problems for the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
May 31 2014 07:30AM

It’s been a month or so since player agent Gary Greenstin suggested that clients Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin could be a package deal in free agency this summer. The idea is likely not to impress many NHL teams, who might be able to want or afford one but not the other, or who just instinctively dislike the idea of being told they can’t have one without the other.

The Oilers, who could use both players, aren’t a team in a position to turn their noses up at an opportunity.

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NHL Scouting Combine: 82 players in the sights of the Oilers

Jonathan Willis
May 30 2014 10:52AM

The Edmonton Oilers are just wrapping up a busy week at this year’s NHL Scouting Combine, a week that will have seen them interview nearly more than 80 players when all is said and done.

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Edmonton Oilers may be looking at Deryk Engelland, because of course they are

Jonathan Willis
May 29 2014 06:00AM


On Wednesday, the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson wrote that the Oilers “are almost certainly looking at” Pittsburgh defenceman Deryk Engelland.

Because if there’s one thing history has taught us, signing a 32-year-old fringe NHL defenceman with terrible underlying numbers never backfires.

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Philip Larsen leaves Edmonton Oilers; signs in KHL

Jonathan Willis
May 28 2014 10:01AM


Philip Larsen was one of a group of players filed under “maybe” for the Edmonton Oilers this summer. The slight defender (who played what might have been his best hockey in a late-season stint at right wing) will not be back for next season, having opted to sign a one-year KHL deal instead.

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