February 26 2014 05:53PM
I cannot imagine a more effective trade deadline than Kevin Lowe's in 2006. The Oilers of 2005-06 were an outstanding club sans goaltending, so Lowe went out and addressed it. Then he got busy.
February 26 2014 01:03PM
The NHL trade deadline is next Wednesday at 1 p.m. MST, and similar to seasons past the rumours are swirling. The biggest one involves Marty St.Louis asking for a trade because he didn't crack Team Canada's original roster.
This rumour is juicy for a few reasons. It involves the Lightning acquiring soon-to-be UFA Ryan Callahan, which seems odd considering St.Louis has a contract for next season, but also because it suggests St.Louis felt his own GM, Steve Yzerman, didn't have his back during the selection process.
February 26 2014 08:39AM
I don’t really believe in untouchable players. If the right deal comes along, any player is moveable.
But it has to be the right deal, and I don’t think there’s one out there involving Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
February 25 2014 03:15PM
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish held a media availability on Tuesday, fielding questions about the trade deadline, the team’s goaltending and its coaches. The whole thing is well worth watching, but particularly telling was MacTavish’s comments on where he saw the team’s rental players: as fallback options for other NHL teams.
February 25 2014 12:49PM
The Oilers have spent the past week having a mini-training camp getting ready for the final quarter of the season. I sat down with Dallas Eakins yesterday for a quick one-on-one to get his thoughts on his team, the powerplay, learning to win and what he learned about himself during the first 60 games.