Mar 042015
 

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Edmonton Oilers General Manager Craig Mactavish met the media after the trade deadline and as usual he was quite chatty.  As a fan it’s great to hear him speak so often and in such detail but he I’m sure the higher ups aren’t too happy with many a word that comes out of his mouth.  This year’s post deadline media availability was as expected but a few things stuck out to me that irked me and made me think…Mact is either lying to us or he’s an idiot! Continue reading »

Mar 102014
 

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I watched the Edmonton Oilers play last night against a bigger, stronger and better Los Angeles Kings team in which the Oilers were dominated shift in and shift out by one of the leagues best team.  Continue reading »

Jul 182013
 

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So www.nhl.com has Denis Grebeshkov listed on The Edmonton Oilers roster now so, it looks like their back-end is more than full with this apparent signing.  With the addition of Grebeshkov, The Oilers now have ten defencemen signed:  Continue reading »

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 Brody, Oilers  Comments Off
Jul 112013
 

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Craig MacTavish pulled the trigger on a trade yesterday afternoon and I, for one, thinks it’s a great deal for The Edmonton Oilers.They packaged up a pick (who cares) and a player who they hoped could be a top six forward for a legitimate top six forward.  What’s not to love about that deal???  Continue reading »

Jul 082013
 

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Is GM Craig Mactavish loading up for a trade? - This morning over breakfast I was reading the Edmonton Journal’s Cult of Hockey Blog. Bruce McCurdy posted an article Sunday night referencing the Oilers latest pickups on defense. Organizationally, the Oilers have had a number of moves on defense this off season. Gone are Ryan Whitney, Theo Peckham, Colton Teubert, Alex Plante, and Kyle Bigos. Additions include:  Anton Belov, Philip Larsen, Darnell Nurse, Lee Moffie, Ben Betker, and Brad Hunt. The additions and subtractions so far even out, but I was still left to wonder why the emphasis on organizational defensive depth early this off-season when there is so much need in other areas? Is it possible that Mactavish is loading up for a trade? Continue reading »

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