Oilers start moving pieces with Talbot trade
The Edmonton Oilers, this weekend, became a better bet to win the draft lottery than to catch the final wildcard canada goose uk outlet playoff spot in the Western Conference.
About an hour after Canada Goose online losing uk canada goose outlet 3 1 to the Carolina Hurricanes, the shoes were dropping as the Oilers dropped seven points back of the final playoff spot with 10 losses in their last 11 games.
They immediately designated themselves as sellers heading to the trade deadline after the buy canada goose jacket loss.
canada goose black friday sale It was Cam Talbot and his $4,166,000 cap hit, (3.36 goals against average and .893 save percentage) to the Philadelphia Flyers for Anthony Stolarz and his $761,250 cap hit, (3.33 goals against average and .902 save percentage). canada goose black friday sale
The move said it on its own. But if it didn the interim GM voiced the words anyway:
need to get rid of money. That out biggest thing. move, from a salary cap point of view, resulted in freeing up $3,405,417 and allows Andrej Sekera to return from a conditioning trip to Canada Goose Online Bakersfield.
But the Oilers need to do about one of these a day on the way to the Feb. 25 trade deadline.
Gretzky has only one job now. Find some suckers to unload as many of fired GM Peter Chiarelli acquisitions as possible. It pointless for Oilers Entertainment Group CEO Bob Nicholson to be out there looking for a new GM right now. Nobody is going to want the job.
At this moment, this franchise doesn need a general manager, it needs a great used car salesman.
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But another Chiarelli guy was gone and Chiarelli trade of Canada Goose Parka Jordan Eberle is now Eberle for Gagner instead of Eberle for Spooner.
Gagner, of course, was once a positive player here who scored eight points canada goose outlet in one game. Once an canada goose clearance Oiler always an Oiler?
It not the same job that they gave to Chiarelli. All he had to do was find some support players to surround the collection of talent the Oilers had acquired.
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That enticing. But mostly, the new GM, if he were to be hired today, would have no cap room to work with because of Chiarelli collection of duds.
If Nicholson was hoping a playoff run would make the Oilers look a lot more attractive to a qualified candidate, that hope died this weekend.
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Friday night in Carolina, they out played the Hurricanes. Once again, they could only score one goal. And Koskinen gave up two that, in this situation, he just had to stop.
Again, he didn is the guy they gave a $13.5 million over three years extension to that made Talbot the first to go, because Philadelphia was willing to go for the NHL buy canada goose jacket cheap record for most goalies played in a single season: Eight.
cheap canada goose for sale For the rest of the season, the Oilers will lead the league in size between the pipes playing the six foot seven Koskinen and the six foot six Stolarz, the latter of whom needs to play 10 games to avoid becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. cheap canada goose for sale
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Neither has a great deal of NHL experience.
Koskinen, who spent the last half decade in the KHL, has played 36 NHL games. Stolarz, who played for the London Knights in 2014, when the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated them to win the Memorial Cup, has played 19.
For the next week, the Oilers should be taking offers on any player they can convince anybody that the poor guy just needs a change of scenery or environment.
Step right up and get your very own Tobias Rieder.
He played 43 games and hasn scored a goal, but there something in the water here and he could be your missing link.
Draisaitl has 34 goals. McDavid has 31.
Going into last night game in Brooklyn, Milan Lucic (5), Kyle Brodziak (4), Ty Rattie (4) Jesse Puljujarvi (4), Jujhar Khaira (3), Oscar Klefbom (3), canada goose store Adam Larsson (2), Matt Benning (2), Kris Russell (2), Brandon Manning (1), Rieder (0), Kevin Gravel (0) and Alexander Petrovic (0) have a combined total of 30.