Vincent Lecavalier is a bad idea

Jonathan Willis
July 05 2014 07:00AM


According to pretty much every sports journalist in Philadelphia, Vincent Lecavalier is on the trade block.

Understandably, some in Edmonton have suggested him as a fit for the Oilers. He’s a reasonably big name, he’d add some size up the middle (6’4”, 215 pounds) and he’s still a very capable scorer.

It’s a bad idea.

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July 04 2014 10:18PM

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A year ago, the Edmonton Oilers were trying to find bold and fans were discussing their free-agent haul. The Oilers had an interesting draft and an active free agent period, but there was a sense more was required.

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There were some clues that linked St. Louis to Edmonton—or more accurately, led us to the conclusion the Blues were in need of a deal to ease their cap pain.

We discussed it four days before the trade, here.

Are there clues tonight available that indicate the next move for Edmonton?

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The Quiver

Jonathan Willis
July 04 2014 03:45PM


With it now seemingly obvious that the Oilers will attempt to rectify their lack of NHL centres via trade rather than free agency, it might be helpful to look at what assets the team has at its disposal. Exactly what can Edmonton afford to send the other way?

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Kelty Auction #6 - Gordie Howe, Sid Abel, and Ted Lindsay Signed Pucks ***UPDATED***

July 04 2014 09:42AM


You guys really are amazing. To this point, we've raised over $3000 for our friend Kelty and we can't thank you guys enough. The money we're raising is going to help her with all the physiotherapy that she's going to need after her surgery and your help is going to go a long way. If you don't have the cash to bid, we understand, but if you can help us spread the word that's doing more than enough to help. Today's item is another great one, we've got a Gordie Howe, Sid Abel, and Ted Lindsay signed pucks with picture and frame. Check it out.

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Don’t put Leon Draisaitl’s name on the Oilers’ 2014-15 roster in ink just yet

Jonathan Willis
July 03 2014 06:29PM

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Dallas Eakins gave a wide-ranging interview from the Oilers summer orientation camp on Thursday, but understandably much of the discussion focused on the young centre that Edmonton took third overall in June’s draft. Can Leon Draisaitl help fill the hole in the middle of the Oilers’ forward depth chart as early as next season?

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