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DIMINISHING RETURNS

No matter how they spin it, Edmonton Oilers’ GM Craig MacTavish and the rest of his management team came off looking like inept bunglers yet again this morning when they dealt Jeff Petry to the Montreal Canadiens.

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Petry trade: Predictable

From the puck drop on opening night almost everyone watching and covering the Oilers expected Jeff Petry to be traded at the deadline, and the expected return was a second round pick. That occurred today when the Montreal Canadiens acquired the 27 year-old D-man for a second round pick and a conditional fifth rounder. If…

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THE TRADE DEADLINE LIVE BLOG

It’s that time of year again! That time when the Oilers sell off actual human beings for wishes and magic beans. How many beans are coming our way? We’ll be staring at Twitter with calculators in hand to find out those answers. Jeanshorts  and I will keep this thing updated throughout the day with everything that…

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Does the answer to the Oilers goaltending lie in Toronto?

For the second season in a row, Craig MacTavish finds Edmonton’s goaltending in need of an overhaul. Last year, he looked for answers before the trade deadline, adding Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth in exchange for draft picks rather than waiting for the summer to make a move. History may be about to repeat itself,…