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from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,
First, it announces to the long suffering fans of the Edmonton Oilers, who have watched their team finish 30th, 30th, 29th and 24th in the past four seasons, that once again it’s, “Wait ‘til next year.’
It declares the team has done the math and come to the realization finishing in the playoffs is already a massive mathematical improbability and for an eighth straight season they’ll be a bottom feeder again.
At the same time it’s also one of those “we gotta do something” deals you get when a team goes 4-11-2 to start the season.
The Oilers dealings Friday accomplished two things.
It freed up some cap space to make additional deals.
And it addressed the organizational goaltending disaster.
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You know you have a goaltending problem when….. The Edmonton Oilers did it. They became ‘that team’ to give ostracized goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov another chance in the NHL despite his horrificly expensive debacle with the Philadelphia Flyers. Making the decision…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a 1-year contract appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Flyers insider Tim Panaccio has reported that Philadelphia is discussing acquiring 23-year old right winger Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers. Eberle was drafted 22nd overall back in 2008, and has established himself as one of the premier playmakers in the league at a young age. In 2011-12, Eberle scored 34 goals and posted 76 points in 78 games. In the lockout-shortened 2012...
The NHL is working to eliminate checks to the head, however referees are still inconsistent when enforcing the rule.
During Saturday afternoons game between the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers, Anton Belov made shoulder-to-shoulder contact with Claude Giroux, sending him to the ice. The referee gave Belov a match penalty, sending Belov to the dressing room for the remainder...
When it comes to characters in hockey, there aren't many more colorful than goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. From his early days with the Ducks to his well-chronicled and rocky time in Philadelphia, he has always been great for a quote or two. He was definitely the star of the HBO 24/7 series two years ago.
The highs and lows (that came mostly all in Philadelphia) are good enough...
Did this hit by Belov deserve a match penalty?
The Edmonton Oilers were surely busy before the weekend kicked off. Full details on #Oilers trade with @NHLFlames, bringing in goalie @LBrossoit and centre Roman Horak | READ > http://t.co/kPbsI8vfZb — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 9, 2013 Smid was originally drafted ninth overall during the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks but was later traded to Edmonton [...]
The Edmonton Oilers traded defenseman Ladislav Smid and goalie prospect Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames on Friday for center Roman Horak and goalie prospect Laurent Brossoit.
Smid, from the Czech Republic, had a goal and an assist in 17 games this season for the Oilers. He has 11 goals and 54 assists in 474 NHL games, all with the Oilers.
Horak, also from the Czech Republic,...
The Edmonton Oilers say they have a verbal agreement in place to sign goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year contract.
Bryzgalov's deal was contingent on the completion of trade with the Calgary Flames that cleared defenseman Ladislav Smid's $3.5 million cap hit off the books.
The Philadelphia Flyers bought out of the final seven years of Bryzgalov's $51 million, nine...
Edmonton Oilers (4-11-2) @ Philadelphia Flyers (4-10-1), 1:00pm, NHL Network/CSN-Philly Well, a meeting between the second-worst and third-worst teams in the NHL took an interesting turn on Friday. After a day filled with several trade rumors between the two clubs, the Edmonton Oilers signed a recently released Philadelphia Flyer that was at least entertaining, if not productive...
What happened to the Battle of Alberta? The Edmonton Oilers traded prominent defenceman Ladislav Smid to their biggest rivals the Calgary Flames this evening. The deal was concocted to free up cap space, allowing the Oilers to sign free agent…Read more →The post Edmonton Oilers trade defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Calgary Flames appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
The Edmonton Oilers have parted ways with defenceman Ladislav Smid.
On Friday, the Oilers announced they had traded Smid and goaltending prospect Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames in exchange for centre Roman Horak and goaltender Laurent Brossoit.
Horak, 22, originally selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round – 127th overall – in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, has spent...
#Oilers have reached a verbal agreement on a one-year contract with G Ilya Bryzgalov, pending completion of today's EDM-CGY trade.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 9, 2013
A pair of NHL prospects could be in big trouble following an off-ice incident in Vancouver.
CKNW radio in Vancouver reports Calgary Flames prospect defenseman Brett Kulak, 19, and Edmonton Oilers forward prospect Jackson Houck (pictured), 18, were each charged with assault causing bodily harm. Kulak also has a secondary charge of making threats to cause death or bodily harm. The...
He came into the Oilers’ zone from the left side and made a double move, first to freeze defenseman Andrew Ference, then goalie Devan Dubnyk.
That’s when Claude Giroux’s shot finally snapped a 21-game goal drought, lifting the weight of Wells Fargo Center off the captain’s shoulders.
“To see all the boys on the bench happy, too that was really fun,” Giroux said after...