Oilers Hire Frederic Chabot As Goaltending Coach

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As per Dan Tencer, the Edmonton Oilers have made Frederic Chabot their new goaltending coach.

Chabot had an interesting professional career.  New Jersey drafted him in the tenth round of the 1986 draft, and Montreal signed him away a few years later.  This was only the first of many moves for the longtime minor-league netminder, who played for sixteen different teams over eighteen seasons after he was drafted.  He saw some NHL action with Montreal, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles before winding up his career in Germany.

Chabot’s minor-league career was pretty exceptional – he was twice the IHL MVP and once the best goaltender in the AHL, and it seems a shame that he never managed more than a dozen games in an NHL season.

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Chabot becomes a little harder to track after retiring in 2004, but he comes to the Oilers from Hockey Canada, where he’s been working as a goaltending consultant.  He’ll be familiar with almost all of the current crop of young Canadian goaltenders, and he’s coached Oilers’ draft pick Olivier Roy at Hockey Canada camps before.


  • Hippy

    *Yawn*

    Wow, after the Heatly thing, this sure is boring news. At least Pete Peeters had a fun name.

    *returns to the Lab to continue saving the world through Science*

  • Hippy

    Garett wrote:

    Does the signing of Kovalev in Ottawa mean that Heatley could be dealt soon? Not sure what Ottawa’s cap # is looking like, here is to hoping this trade finally goes down!

    They only had a couple million in room left, must mean Heatly has been delt.

  • Hippy

    @ Oil-man-Dan:
    Its a 2 year deal according to TSN, no $ terms released as of yet, I dont know what this means for the Sens Cap, obviously they dont plan on re-signing Comrie, you should change your underwear every 15 minutes or as your doctor recommends.

  • Hippy

    I'm a Scientist! wrote:

    @ Ogden Brother:
    Yeah, he was dealt… he was dealt on June 30th at about 9:59 PM MST. But we all know what happened then.

    Well they have to deal Heatly or someone else with a decent sized contract before the start of the season.

  • Hippy

    @ Archaeologuy:
    I wasn't aware of the 15 minute rule, let's see here, just crunch the numbers on the ol' arithmadditionulator gizmo… I'm only 4312 minutes late.

  • Hippy

    @ Arachaeologuy
    I know that, but when I'm on my blackberry, it won't allow me to use that feature (can't quote either)- not sure why. Trust me, it's annoying as hell to type in @______ each time and I'd love for anyone to tell me why this is so……….anyone?

  • Hippy

    ronaldo wrote:

    I know that, but when I’m on my blackberry, it won’t allow me to use that feature (can’t quote either)- not sure why. Trust me, it’s annoying as hell to type in @______ each time and I’d love for anyone to tell me why this is so……….anyone?

    Personally, I blame MacT.

  • Hippy

    @ Archy
    Thanks. Much easier.
    @ Oil-man-Dan
    I thought MacT had something to do with it. He might be the cause of that rash too. Also heard he may have been consulting at GM the past few years

  • Hippy

    ronaldo wrote:

    @ Archy
    Thanks. Much easier.
    @ Oil-man-Dan
    I thought MacT had something to do with it. He might be the cause of that rash too. Also heard he may have been consulting at GM the past few years

    Cant speak to the GM rumors, as for the rash… ewww.

  • Hippy

    The score is reporting Kovie to the sens for 10 mil over 2 years. That must put them over, or very close to the cap.

    Pretty clear message to Dany boy, that he won't be playing on the sens next year

  • Hippy

    Jonathan Willis wrote:

    Oil-man-Dan wrote:

    Personally, I blame MacT.
    As do we all.

    SO SAY WE ALL….

    My two cents.. for what it is worth..

    I have not said boo about Heatley till now…
    I have not quite come to peace with all this but,
    If I understand his point of view, leaving the SENS,
    was of the lack of ice time & PP time..right?

    I guess he did not understand that we would have
    given him the keys, given him the "C", played him 65minutes a game ( plus shot outs )chanted his name….

    Or Maybe he did understand, and did not want that type of pressure… Some are Leaders… and some are not.

    As far as the Goal Tender staff change, maybe after Garon bumped bellies with Pete… Tambo thought differently towards having the tenders input.

    PS: I am Proud of my Fellow Canadian's on my team.
    Players and coaches, support staff.. Very Proud.

  • Hippy

    great move, Oilers.

    so weird having P squared as the goalie coach, considering December 30, 1981 and the beating he took from Wanye's grandad.

    /What do you mean, that's ancient history? get off my parched lawn, doogie howser!

  • Hippy

    olderthendirt wrote:

    This would seen to mean we are safe from Healty, they haven’t left a lot of room to take a cap hit (ie Penner)back in a trade.

    Great point, doesn't signing Kovalev actually equate to Murray having to trade Heatley for LESS of a return than originally thought? That is, if he decides to trade him at all. The other option Kovalev offers Murray is to make Heatley sit on his ass all winter. Alexi may not get you 40-50 twine benders, but he makes up for quite a bit of it. The plot thickens….

  • Hippy

    dyckster wrote:

    he other option Kovalev offers Murray is to make Heatley sit on his ass all winter.

    He would have to bury him in the minors to do that, which Heatley can veto with his No Movement clause. Heatley will have to be traded or bought out for this to work under the cap.

    I agree that this means a lower return for Dany, I'm thinking more draft picks and prospects than players.

  • Hippy

    I feel we're still very much in the mix.

    Same deal, but we take back Smith and stick him in Springfield. Instant veteran presence on the farm and I'm pretty sure the numbers work.

  • Hippy

    ScubaSteve wrote:

    He would have to bury him in the minors to do that, which Heatley can veto with his No Movement clause. Heatley will have to be traded or bought out for this to work under the cap.

    Sorry, should have been more specific. What I meant to say was, if Murray is able to free up the cap space to have Kovalev and Heatley, should he not trade Heatley he may decide to sit out. It would be a very unproductive financial burden for the Sens, but might be worth it. Or even better, he dresses, but Clouston seriously restricts his ice time to, oh, I don't know, some PK time and 4th line duty.

    Switching gears a little, I'm honest (and fickle) enough to say that should somehow DH ends up here, I for one would forget about all this BS after he scored, like maybe, his 30th goal or so.

  • Hippy

    dyckster wrote:

    olderthendirt wrote:
    This would seen to mean we are safe from Healty, they haven’t left a lot of room to take a cap hit (ie Penner)back in a trade.
    Great point, doesn’t signing Kovalev actually equate to Murray having to trade Heatley for LESS of a return than originally thought? That is, if he decides to trade him at all. The other option Kovalev offers Murray is to make Heatley sit on his ass all winter. Alexi may not get you 40-50 twine benders, but he makes up for quite a bit of it. The plot thickens….

    Agreed, unless another option has popped up, this should lower Murray's leverage.

  • Hippy

    dyckster wrote:

    Switching gears a little, I’m honest (and fickle) enough to say that should somehow DH ends up here, I for one would forget about all this BS after he scored, like maybe, his 30th goal or so.

    Gimme a break, you and everyone else (maybe with the exception of Brownlee) will be pumping your fist in the air after Heatley's first goal as an Oiler.