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Oilers trade Martin Marincin, then acquire Eric Gryba

When the Oilers acquired Griffin Reinhart yesterday, I felt it meant the end of Martin Marincin in Edmonton and today the Oilers traded him to Toronto for pesky forward Brad Ross and the 107th pick. Admittedly, I wasn’t as high on Marincin as some others. 

TANGLED UP IN BLUE

The Edmonton Oilers finally got their man. Back in 2012, the rumors had the club split among three players at the top of that year’s draft: Nail Yakupov, who they chose; Ryan Murray, who Scott Howson chose for the Blue Jackets and Reinhart, whose toughness and size have extreme value for the Oilers organization. Today,…

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It’s too early to write off Griffin Reinhart

The Edmonton Oilers made a controversial move on Friday, trading the No. 16 and No. 33 picks in the 2015 Draft to the New York Islanders in exchange for yet another former Oil King, defenceman Griffin Reinhart. There are a lot of reasons to dislike the trade, and we’ll get to those, but it’s important…