Edmonton Oilers would jump at chance to acquire Shawn Matthias

If the Florida Panthers are moving veterans to cut payroll, and they consider Shawn Matthias a veteran of sorts, the Edmonton Oilers might be all over that. They’ve tried to get the six-foot-four, 220-pound centre before and were rebuffed.

– We know Ryan Miller, who’s having a terrific season on an awful Buffalo Sabres team, has the Oilers on his list of teams he doesn’t want to be traded to, but how about the New York Islanders at the deadline? You put Miller rather than Evgeni Nabokov in the Isles’ net and they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL playofs last spring.