Is Griffin Reinhart a long-term fit with the Edmonton Oilers?

Jonathan Willis
March 05 2016 02:30PM

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The trade which brought Griffin Reinhart to the Edmonton Oilers was controversial the moment it was announced. The player is a known quantity in Edmonton and inspires strong feelings thanks to his time with a very successful Oil Kings club. The price paid to acquire him was extreme. Finally, there are a number of complicating factors which make the situation even more difficult.

With most of his first season in the organization now in the rearview mirror it still isn’t clear if Reinhart is a long-term fit.

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What if Brandon Davidson can play the right side?

Jonathan Willis
March 05 2016 07:00AM

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Brandon Davidson played just over 25 minutes against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Then, on Friday, he played just under 25 minutes against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The results of those games were very different, but Davidson’s play on a pairing with waiver claim Adam Pardy never waned. He delivered effective minutes for Edmonton in all three zones, and he did it all while playing on his off-side.

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A Glance at the Blueprint?

Jonathan Willis
March 01 2016 11:01AM

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Peter Chiarelli's comments and actions around the trade deadline are fascinating to review for anyone with an interest in what his overall plan for the Edmonton Oilers organization is. We don't have the full picture, by any means, but it's little like getting a quick glance at the blueprint.

Of particular interest was the general manager's comment on his team's three high-profile centres. 

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Teddy Purcell traded to the Florida Panthers

Jonathan Willis
February 27 2016 01:48PM

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The Edmonton Oilers, as expected, have traded pending free agent Teddy Purcell. Although reports indicated that the Los Angeles Kings were very interested in the player, as it turns out Purcell is bound for the Eastern Conference, where he'll play for the Florida Panthers.

Coming back the other way? A third-round draft pick.

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Los Angeles "inching closer" to acquiring Purcell, Schultz

Jonathan Willis
February 27 2016 10:33AM

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With expiring contracts and on the heels of two consecutive scratches, the fates of Teddy Purcell and Justin Schultz seem pretty clear. No move has been made yet, but on Saturday TSN's Darren Dreger reported that the Los Angeles Kings were in close discussions with the Edmonton Oilers about acquiring the pair. 

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