Jeff Petry traded to the Montreal Canadiens

Jonathan Willis
March 02 2015 07:10AM

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The Jeff Petry watch is over. On Monday morning, the Edmonton Oilers traded him to Montreal for a pair of draft picks.

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Does the answer to the Oilers goaltending lie in Toronto?

Jonathan Willis
March 01 2015 06:09PM

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For the second season in a row, Craig MacTavish finds Edmonton’s goaltending in need of an overhaul. Last year, he looked for answers before the trade deadline, adding Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth in exchange for draft picks rather than waiting for the summer to make a move.

History may be about to repeat itself, and rumour has it that the rebuilding Toronto Maple Leafs may be the target.

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Keith Aulie waived by the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
March 01 2015 03:01PM

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The writing has been on the wall for a while with respect to Keith Aulie. The Oilers’ No. 7 defenceman for much of the year has seen himself passed on the team depth chart by prospect Martin Marincin, and twice in the past week has sat in favour of Oklahoma City call-up Jordan Oesterle.

On Sunday, Edmonton placed the defenceman on waivers.

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GDB 63.0: Deadline Daze

Jonathan Willis
February 28 2015 11:35AM

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Saturday’s contest against the St. Louis Blues marks Edmonton’s final game before the NHL trade deadline on Monday. When the club next plays, on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings, the debates and the speculation about trades will have passed and we’ll have a clearer idea of what Craig MacTavish has planned for the summer and the ammunition at his disposal.

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The Edmonton Oilers should have close to zero interest in Zachary Fucale

Jonathan Willis
February 26 2015 07:10PM

Zachary Fucale is a pretty famous goalie prospect. A second-round pick by Montreal in 2013, he has twice represented Canada at the World Juniors and was projected as a potential NHL starter in his draft year.

According to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, the Canadiens are willing to deal him and the Oilers just might be interested.

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