Trade Talk

August 20 2010 05:56PM

Peter Adler cut through the doldrums of summer like a hot knife through butter last night. An actual trade rumor involving the Edmonton Oilers. Music!

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More Finns the Better!

August 20 2010 07:47AM

It is a well known fact that the Edmonton Oilers are a better team with Finns.

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That Troublesome Third Line

Jonathan Willis
August 19 2010 06:50PM

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 15:  Fernando Pisani #34 of the Edmonton Oilers passes the puck against the Anaheim Ducks on October 15, 2008 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The Oilers won 3-2.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

With the departure of Fernando Pisani to Chicago – a departure well covered by Lowetide here and Ben Massey here – the Oilers have one fewer option to plug one of their holes on the third line.

In my opinion, it’s just as well; a Pisani signing would have been more a nod to sentiment than pragmatism. As much as Pisani is a player I loved to see in an Oilers’ uniform, if Steve Tambellini is going to bolster his team’s bottom six, he really ought to be looking at players who could be useful a few years down the road.

Who, exactly?

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Robin Brownlee
August 19 2010 01:43PM

Edmonton Oilers president Patrick LaForge and the people overseeing the hire of a replacement for Rod Phillips must have a helluva candidate in mind -- perhaps one I don't know about -- because they've let Dennis Beyak slip out of the mix of people looking to step into some big shoes.

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Sail On, St. Albert Saint

August 18 2010 05:34PM

Chicago's Blackhawks caught a break today, acquiring a good man and loyal soldier at a very reasonable price. Our loss is their gain.

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