January 16 2014 12:25PM
Instead of firing another head coach, Craig MacTavish has decided to move out some players who have been here for most of the losing. Ladislav Smid was traded earlier this year, and yesterday Devan Dubnyk was sent to Nashville for Matt Hendricks. MacTavish quickly replaced Dubnyk by acquiring netminder Ben Scrivens from Los Angeles.
Will these moves make the Oilers better?
January 16 2014 09:05AM
According to the general manager Edmonton Oilers, Taylor Hall is coming along nicely as a hockey player. He is making good decisions and playing better than ever this season.
Maybe he's right. But the data emphatically points to something having gone sideways in the game of the Oilers’ best offensive player.
January 15 2014 11:33PM
Ben Scrivens was decidedly understated today when Jason Gregor and I asked him if joining the Edmonton Oilers was his big chance to prove he's a bonafide NHL starter -- a timely opportunity, seeing as he's approaching unrestricted free agency. One can hardly blame him.
January 15 2014 09:34PM
Well you can't say GM Craig MacTavish hasn’t been active since taking the reins. On Thursday he shook things up even more, sending Devan Dubnyk to Nashville for Matt Hendricks and a 3rd rounder to the Los Angeles Kings for goaltender Ben Scrivens.
I’m not sure any of them register as bold or huge moves but he is slowly reshaping this roster.
January 15 2014 04:12PM
Oilers fans were hoping they could watch tonight Top Prospect game casually, however, due to another horrific NHL season fans will be watching closely to see which top prospect will help the Oilers the most.
Looking at the NHL standings, I suspect the Oilers will finish 28th-30th. I don't see them catching the Panthers or Islanders, so unless a team that finishes 27th-17th wins the lottery, the Oilers will have a top-three pick this June.
If you are feeling a severe case of Deja Vu, don't worry you aren't alone. By now we all have experience dealing with the speculation, conjecture and predictions of top-three picks so no one should be caught off guard when someone debates the merits of Aaron Ekblad, Sam Reinhart, Samuel Bennett, Leon Draisaitl (Dry-Siddle), Nick Ritchie and Michael Dal Colle.