Do trades at the deadline actually help?

Jason Gregor
March 02 2010 01:30PM

How many of the trades leading up to the deadline actually help a team? Here’s a recap of what happened last year leading up to the trade deadline.

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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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UPDATED! GDB LXII: Back to reality

Jason Gregor
March 02 2010 11:41AM

After a sixteen-day break the Oilers get back at it tonight in Nashville where they'll take on former teammate Denis Grebeshkov. I’m still a bit surprised some felt the Oilers should have gotten more for the inconsistent, $3 million D-man, because to me this trade was more about shedding cap space than anything else.

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Oilers 2010 Trade Deadline: Tambellini found alive

Robin Brownlee
March 01 2010 04:38PM

2009 NHL Entry Draft, First Round

With the trade of Denis Grebeshkov to the Nashville Predators this afternoon, it's obvious reports of Steve Tambellini's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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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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