Friday, June 28, 2013

Lecavalier would look darn good in Oilers silks

The Tampa Bay Lightning made it official yesterday afternoon. They did the somewhat unthinkable and went ahead with what was likely the toughest decision in club history. Longtime captain Vincent Lecavalier is on his way out of town, courtesy of a compliance buyout, that will see the former face of the franchise depart with a $32 million parting gift for his troubles.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Oilers may have to settle for one of Nichushkin or Nurse

After listening to Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish talk about the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, during yesterday's pre-draft press conference, it looks as though the Oilers are leaning towards using their seventh overall pick in New Jersey. While it's widely believed they will be targeting a centre with their selection, likely one of Elias Lindholm or Sean Monahan, head amateur scout Stu MacGregor may be forced to go in a different direction come Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oilers could benefit from a Clutterbuck for Pitlick swap

According to the Star Tribune's Mike Russo, the Edmonton Oilers have inquired about the availability of  Minnesota Wild winger Cal Clutterbuck. Russo, who is rarely, if ever, out of the loop when it comes to rumblings surrounding the Wild, mentioned Oilers prospect Tyler Pitlick as Minnesota's asking price for the hard-hitting restricted free agent.

Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 NHL Entry Draft: Curtis Lazar and the Edmonton Oilers

Much has been made of the Edmonton Oilers and their seventh overall pick at the upcoming 2013 NHL Entry Draft. While general manager Craig MacTavish has made no secret of the Oilers desire to possibly move up and take a run at centre Aleksander, call me Sahsa, Barkov, being able to pull off such a move seems unlikely. Hence, leaving the organization three other options: 1) Make the selection, 2)Move back in the first round and pick up an additional asset, 3) Trade the pick outright for immediate help on the NHL roster