June 13 2012 01:49PM
In a bitter twist of irony, the same week that the Oilers bring Craig MacTavish back into the fold, former Oilers Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene hoisted the Cup as members of the Los Angeles Kings. When the Oilers dealt Stoll and Greene to LA for Lubomir Visnovsky, MacTavish agreed with the decision, but yesterday he admitted that in hindsight that was a bad trade.
MacTavish is a smart guy, real smart, and I'm curious to see how he'll be in management compared to being a coach.
June 13 2012 11:20AM
Because they interact with NHL scouts on a regular basis, Red Line Report is in a unique position to read the NHL draft-related tea leaves. They think Edmonton is open to moving this year’s first overall pick.
June 13 2012 09:15AM
After watching the Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup Monday night I had to take a good look at how they got there. It didn't happen over night. Was it good drafting, free agents or luck that got them to the top of the NHL? It turns out it was all the above!
June 12 2012 08:57PM
I think we're all pretty much agreed on the shopping list for the Edmonton Oilers this summer: don't screw up the draft, grab a defenseman and maybe a goalie when no one is looking. Oh, yeah. One more thing. a 2-way forward with or without crust.
June 12 2012 12:08PM
We see it every year: teams, media and fans looking at the Stanley Cup champion and trying to determine what lessons should be learned from the team. This year, goaltender Jonathan Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Should that indicate that a franchise goaltender is what every team needs to target?