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The Fantasy Fix:
The Edmonton Oilers made headlines last night, making two moves in an attempt to change their fortunes after a 4-11-2 start to the 2013-2014 NHL season. While these moves don’t mean much in Fantasy Hockey, they set a tone that might pave the way for more “fantasy relevant” moves later in the season.
The first of the two moves was the trade of the defenseman Ladislav Smid and goaltending prospect Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames for goaltending prospect Laurent Brossoit and minor-league center Roman Horak. The relevant name to know in this trade is Smid, a defensive-minded defenseman (one of only two that Edmonton has, with Andrew Ference being the other).
At first, I was a proponent of this trade for the Oilers, as they were freeing up$3.5 million dollars in cap space that they could use to sign a better defenseman via free-agency, or better yet, to have enough money to sign a high quality goaltender given the impending free-agency status of all three goaltenders on Edmonton’s cur...
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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...
CKNW is reporting that Vancouver Giants defenseman Brett Kulak and forward Jackson Houck are facing criminal charges from an incident at an Aug. 18 house party in Delta.
Kulak, 19, a Calgary Flames prospect, and Houck, 18, a Edmonton Oilers prospect, are each charged with assault causing bodily harm. Kulak faces a second charge of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm...
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 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...
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...
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...
The Blues beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Thursday at Scottrade Center, nothing remarkable about that.
The Flames are more like the Flicker these days. After a 3-0-2 start, they are 3-8-0 in their last 11.
The Blues have beaten the Flames four times in succession now, five of the last six. A crowd of 14,877 reflected a lack of drama. More important than the consequences of the evening...
#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
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...