Comparing Taylor Chorney To Denis Grebeshkov

Jonathan Willis
March 03 2010 08:48AM

Edmonton Oilers v New York Islanders

As usual, when a veteran player is sent out of town for futures, it's traditional for the local media to jump on board and tell us all which player will replace him. I still recall listening to some suit in the Oilers ‘brain-trust’ explaining that the reason Janne Niinimaa was expendable was because Alexei Semenov’s progress was so outstanding. Sweet, sweet memories.

In any case, while I’ve said my piece about the Grebeshkov trade, I figured it might be worthwhile to see how he matches up against his de facto replacement.

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Oilers Vs. Predators Postgame: Grebeshkov!

Jonathan Willis
March 02 2010 10:16PM

Nashville Predators: 4

Edmonton Oilers: 3

A day after dealing defenceman Denis Grebeshkov, the Russian rear-guard made his greatest contribution yet to the dive for five, scoring a goal and adding an assist in Nashville’s 4-3 victory over the Oilers.

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The Cap Space Argument

Jonathan Willis
March 02 2010 01:09PM

St. Louis Blues v Edmonton Oilers

I’m a little surprised at the favourable reaction of many Oilers fans to the Denis Grebeshkov trade. While I didn’t think it was a brutally one-sided deal, I do know that I wouldn’t have made it in Steve Tambellini’s shoes. Because the biggest argument in favour of the trade is the cap space issue, I thought I’d spend a little time on that today.

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Oilers Recall Three (UPDATE: Grebeshkov Dealt)

Jonathan Willis
March 01 2010 02:07PM

New York Islanders v Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they have recalled three players from their AHL affiliate in Springfield: goalie Devan Dubnyk and defencemen Taylor Chorney and Theo Peckham.

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Daryl Katz Thinks You Won't Bother Checking What He Says

Jonathan Willis
February 25 2010 04:02PM

Daryl Katz has been kicking his public relations campaign on behalf of a new arena into high gear. Not long after arranging for a radio interview with employee Bob Stauffer, Katz has launched a new website and has produced the YouTube video above (The Oilers new motto: “We love new media!”).

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