Sekera on ACL, Montoya on preparation and more

The Oilers had an optional skate this morning. Cam Talbot was on the ice and will be ready for Monday’s game versus Tampa Bay. Connor McDavid also skated, and he told me it was because he didn’t skate Monday or Tuesday and he likes getting on the ice. The Oilers had eight forwards, five D-men…


At Random: Blast from the past?

A lot of readers around here won’t remember Emanuel Viveiros, which isn’t surprising because many of you weren’t even born when he was a big deal with the Prince Albert Raiders. That was 1985-86, when Viveiros, a puck-moving blueliner with a knack for producing points, was named WHL Player of the Year. Mercy, Manny could…


Trade or Sign: Patrick Maroon

Peter Chiarelli’s trade to acquire Patrick Maroon is one of his best moves as Oilers general manager. Chiarelli saw an under-valued player and got Anaheim to retain salary. Maroon’s 82-game pace since coming to Edmonton is 27 goals and 46 points. And for only $1.5 million.


The Roundup

Could the Leafs add Shea Weber; is Max Pacioretty a future Oiler; new arena wouldn’t help Calgary’s Olympic bid; Canucks trying to bring back Gudbranson; trade deadline, too many missed calls, Las Vegas and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.