Edmonton Oilers will hotly pursue Jonas Hiller as free agent if Devan Dubnyk doesn’t work out in goal
The Edmonton Oilers will be all over Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller this summer, when he’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, if Devan Dubnyk (also unrestricted) doesn’t pan out as their No. 1. The Ducks are loaded in goal with Viktor Fasth, Frederik Andersen and John Gibson, the AHL’s Player of the Month. Hiller, 31, will be the Swiss Olympic goalie.
– Interesting that Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube had his captain Claude Giroux sit in the box for four minutes serving Emery’s double-minor for the Holtby fight. Giroux has yet to score a goal this season.
– It would have been interesting to see if any team was willing to dig deep to give the Vancouver Canucks’ terrific twin Sedins five years and $40 million as free agents this summer. Or would they have had to decide on one or the other because of cap issues? Henrik and Daniel are two prizes — always available, always accountable, way tougher than they’ll ever get credit for. Henrik’s missed 10 games in 12-plus seasons, none in the last 645 Canucks games.