According to Jason Gregor, the Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Mark Fayne on waivers once again.
After signing his four-year deal with the Oilers in the summer of 2014, Mark Fayne has had an up and down ride with the Oilers, with arguably more downs than ups. Fayne was signed out of New Jersey as an analytics darling and was expected to help calm the madness that was the Oilers defensive zone coverage, but things haven’t really worked out as planned. Instead, Fayne found himself as a healthy scratch, yoyoing through waivers, and likely looking at another year in Bakersfield until his contract expires.
While some folks still feel as though Fayne can contribute to the Oilers’ defence, especially with Sekera injured for a couple months, it appears as though Todd McLellan would rather go in a different direction on his third pair. Over the last year, Matt Benning has stepped up his game considerably and it appears as though the Oilers would rather run with him and Eric Gryba rather than having Fayne take up that spot in the lineup. Personally, I would be surprised if Fayne was claimed on waivers and it seems likely that he’ll be hitting the Condors roster shortly.
Regardless of what happens, placing Mark Fayne on waivers yet again is another reminder of Craig MacTavish’s moves that have gone sideways. I still want to know what it’s like for MacT to be sitting around the boardroom table as Chiarelli systematically dismantles every single move that he made in his brief tenure as the GM. Does Craig’s face turn red? Does he let out a “my bad” whenever this kind of thing happens? Does he throw his hands in the air like Shaggy and say it wasn’t him? That’s the real story here, but unfortunately, we’ll probably never have the chance to find out.
What do you guys think of Mark Fayne being placed on waivers? Do you think his time with the Oilers is finished? What say you, Nation?
BE SAFE EDMONTON
Our thoughts go out to anyone affected by last night’s attack in downtown Edmonton. Today, we’re thinking of the victims and the emergency responders that jumped into action without hesitation. Thank you to the @edmontonpoliceservice for your service and to Edmontonians for coming together. At times like these, we must remember to stand together, help each other, and not feed into the fear or hatred. Be safe, Nation. ❤️
After the truck attack and police stabbing that happened in downtown Edmonton last night, I wanted to take a quick minute to thank our first responders for jumping into action and to Edmontonians for banding together. This is one of those moments that we never expect to read about in our city, but it happened and we must now look to move forward together. We must all come together and unite in the face of terror. One thing that I’m certain of is that we are all stronger together and it’s times like these that will serve as a reminder of the strength in our community. Oilersnation will be putting something together to help raise funds for the victims of the attack in the coming days so keep your eyes out for that, but in the meantime, I ask that you hug your loved ones a little bit tighter today. Be safe and watch out for each other.
Source: Jason Gregor, Verified Twitter Account, 10/01/17, 10:08 am MST