Category Archives: Edmonton Oilers

Go Iginla go to the Oilers?

And if Iginla does move, would the logical destination be Edmonton, his hometown, to play for an improving young team that could use his leadership skills and, by the way, is currently run by a general manager, Peter Chiarelli, who also brought Iginla to Boston in the fall of 2013?

It would appear to be a good match, with Iginla offering the sort of veteran gravitas that a talented but inexperienced team could use. Milan Lucic, his linemate for that year in Boston, is there, patrolling the wing with Connor McDavid.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/another-jarome-iginla-move-seems-likely-as-avalanche-struggle/article33490431/

Could a Tyson Barrie for Oscar Klefbom trade happen?

Richardson notes numerous NHL insiders such as TSN’s Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie have weighed in, with Dreger telling Buffalo’s WGR 550 that Sakic is going to have to do something to improve his club’s culture. Richardson adds, “McKenzie told Toronto’s TSN 1050 he thinks there’s a sense of urgency for the Avalanche to change something. If Sakic moves a core player, McKenzie cautions he must ensure he gets a good return… ESPN.com’s Craig Custance’s notes the Avs need an impact defenseman. ”

http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/cult-of-hockey/tyson-barrie-matt-duchene-gabriel-landeskog-avs-melting-down-do-their-aces-fit-with-edmonton-oilers

Doubtful Pouliot could be moved

Oilers likely to look for d help

Pierre LeBrun was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 when he was asked if the Oilers would be searching for defensive help now that Darnell Nurse will be on the shelf for up to 12 weeks following surgery on his right ankle to repair bone and ligament damage.

“Well, the thing is they’re going to get him back, so it’s not like you can take his salary,” noted LeBrun. “He’s going to come back and you’ll have to put him under the cap.

“I will tell you this – if they don’t find more consistency defensively, certainly over the next month, it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s an area they looked again,  yes.”

http://www.fanragsports.com/nhl/mckenzie-oilers-puljujarvi-still-blue-chip-prospect/

Team insider speculates on Edmonton Oilers trading for Jarome Iginla at deadline

This in, Oilers announcer and insider Bob Stauffer speculating as he does on the radio about who the Oilers might trade and who they might acquire, with Stauffer’s speculative interest today focused on Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche.

Said Stauffer: “In spite of the loss of Darnell Nurse the perception that Edmonton needs a right shot (d-man) I would argue that, yeah, they need a right shot, but the more pressing need is upfront and not on defence.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/news/team-insider-speculates-on-edmonton-oilers-trading-for-jarome-iginla-at-deadline-make-sense/ar-AAlunrl?li=AAadgLE&ocid=spartandhp

Could the Habs go after Nugent-Hopkins?

The list of players who might be available is short, but would be longer if the Canadiens’ injury situation isn’t resolved by February. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins keeps surfacing in rumours, but his potential has to be weighed against a $6-million cap hit and the price the Canadiens would have to pay for him.

There are also fans who believe Arizona’s Martin Hanzal, 29, is the answer. Really? The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Czech has a reasonable cap hit ($3.5 million) but he hasn’t scored more than 16 goals in a season and has reached 4o points only twice.

http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/montreal-canadiens/canadiens-likely-to-stand-pat-and-weather-injury-storm

 

The pros & cons of Oilers trading Taylor Hall

I’ve consistently been averse to the idea of the Oilers trading Taylor Hall. That is still my position. But to check that conviction it’s best to look at it from the other side: What if it really is best for the Oilers to move Hall, as a vocal faction of Edmonton fans insist is the case?

http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/cult-of-hockey/cult-of-hockey-the-pros-and-the-cons-of-the-edmonton-oilers-trading-taylor-hall

OIlers could look to move Jordan Eberle or Nail Yakupov

Maroon is under contract for two more seasons at $1.5 million annually, thanks to Anaheim’s agreement to retain $500,000 each year. While Maroon’s play and contract make him safe, the same can’t be said of Jordan Eberle or Nail Yakupov, the two most at risk of being moved for blue-line reinforcements.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2016/03/12/fluto-shinzawa-how-bruins-slowed-blackhawks-rubik-cube-attack/khFhkEXJpAbCEPZ0Am65LP/story.html

Dreger Clarifies Trade Speculation on Eller and Yakupov

“I think you can say that about Nail Yakupov in Edmonton as well. Look, Peter Chiarelli is the guy who told me that Nail Yakupov was in play. His agent – one of them, anyway – Ian Pulver – would have been fine with Nail Yakupov getting a fresh start somewhere else.

“So all of the after nonsense of ‘Was this guy really on the block,’ or ‘Was that guy really on the block.’ I mean, there were no promises of players being traded, but these general managers were most definitely willing to consider those moves.

Oilers are close to absolutely nothing

Could Jordan Eberle be on the move today?

Told Yakupov would welcome change of scenery

50/50 chance Yakupov gets moved

What’s the likelihood that Nail Yakupov gets traded before the trade deadline? Ryan Rishaug discusses what the Oilers expect in return for him and weighs in on who deserves the blame on Justin Schultz’s failure in Edmonton.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/tradecentre-50-50-chance-yakupov-gets-moved~818072