Found March 05, 2014 on Around The Rink:
Ales Hemsky, seen here, was traded to the Ottawa Senators (photo courtesy of Getty Images) It’s looking like Ales Hemsky of the Edmonton Oilers just might have found a new home. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the former 1st round pick in 2001 is on his way to the Ottawa Senators for picks. Hearing EDM’s Ales Hemsky is going to OTT for picks. No official confirmation or details just yet. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 5, 2014 And as of 12:20 pm Alex Hemsky is now an Ottawa Senator. Hemsky to OTT is done. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 5, 2014 Reports coming from Bobby Mac is that the Oilers will receive a 3rd in 2015 and a 5th round pick in 2014 in exchange for the Pardubice, Czech Republic native, who’s been bogged down in the mud in Edmonton, and joins a Senators team that watched this same Ales Hemsky score two goals. With Hemsky, the Senators receive another scoring asset who’ll help out guys like Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek, but have to wonder how healthy will he be, having been subject to a few knee injuries. The Oilers who continue to rebuild.

Oilers' GM eyes draft and beyond

Unlike when he first moved into the general manager's chair, Craig MacTavish didn't over-promise and under-deliver when it came to this year's NHL trade deadline. There was nothing bold to behold. The Edmonton Oilers aren't necessarily a better hockey team after the deadline dealing. But the moves MacTavish made sets them up to become a better team at the draft...

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Ben Scrivens Signs on for More

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Oilers’ greatest developmental depth on defence

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Oilers deal G Bryzgalov to Minnesota

The Edmonton Oilers have dealt goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to the Minnesota Wild, in exchange for a fourth-round draft choice in 2014. Minnesota was in the market for a goalie after Josh Harding’s entry into treatment for his multiple sclerosis, and after today’s news that Nicklas Backstrom will likely remain out for the rest of the year with an abdominal injury. Bryzgalov joined...

Wild acquire goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from Edmonton

News reporters, the beat writers that actually make money covering the team live for the trade deadline.  Its a chance for a fresh story, for some drama and the chance to interview someone different for a change.  On that note the Minnesota Wild did their part to provide a bounty of interesting quotes when they acquired goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers for a 4th...

Wild trade Ilya Bryzgalov from Edmonton

The Minnesota Wild have acquired Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers for a fourth round draft. Bryzgalov (5-8-5, .908 SV% and a 3.01 GAA) is probably expendable with the emergence of Ben Scrivens."Bryzgalov is a quality veteran that adds depth to the goaltending position for our team," Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said.

Columbus Adds Schultz from Edmonton by   Jack Weber

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Ilya Bryzgalov calls time with Oilers ‘a great opportunity’

Ilya Bryzgalov’s tenure with the Edmonton Oilers has come to an end. On Tuesday, a day before the NHL trade deadline, the Oilers sent the Russian goaltender to the Minnesota Wild for a fourth-round pick in order to make room for Viktor Fasth, acquired from the Anaheim Ducks earlier in the day. “It was a great opportunity for me to play here,” Bryzgalov said. “I was very...

LeBrun: Ducks trade Viktor Fasth to Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers have made a goalie swap, trading Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota and adding Viktor Fasth from Anaheim: Viktor Fasth to Edmonton also a done deal. — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 4, 2014 The details of compensation are forthcoming.

Trade Deadline Recap: Senators have a busy day

The Ottawa Senators were busy on trade deadline day in the National Hockey League, making two trades and extending the contract of one of their long serving players.The day for general manager Brian Murray started with the contract extension for long time Senator Chris Phillips. The two year deal worth $5mil and includes a no-trade clause, which means that Phillips will finish his...

Carry on, my wayward son

Ales Hemsky goes out(?) with a bang

Game Recap vs. Edmonton Oilers - Loss 3-2

What a punch to the gut!
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