Oilers searching to upgrade thier goalie situation
Bob McKenzie: Devan Dubnyk’s sub-par performance on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs does not have Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish pushing the panic button, but it does have him reaching for the telephone.
As early as Sunday, MacTavish has been working the phones and working them hard to determine the market for goaltenders. They are looking at every possibility, from Anaheim’s Jonas Hiller to Buffalo’s Ryan Miller to Brian Elliott in St. Louis to Michal Neuvirth in Washington and beyond.
There isn’t anything the Edmonton Oilers aren’t at least looking at or considering, but we are to believe that nothing is imminent at this point. Part of the problem the Oilers are going to run into is that most of these teams don’t want to make a deal this early in the season and give up one of their surplus goaltenders until they get a better handle on their own situation.